A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with some girlfriends and the question came up about which pieces we were willing to invest in.
I had to think about it for a while, but here are the pieces that I’m willing to splurge on. And when I say splurge, I mean spending more than like $150 per item.
Now, just because I’m willing to pay more for these pieces doesn’t mean I always splurge on them. I’ve bought plenty of cheap versions in all these categories.
BUT…the older I get and the more brands I try, I’ve come to realize that you often do get what you pay for. The stitching on cheap bags come out quickly, cheap shoes are often much less comfortable, and jackets with a higher price point are made with better materials and higher quality stitching.
I wanted to round up a couple of specific pieces that have been worth a higher price point.
A wool coat, either BLACK, CAMEL, NAVY, or some other neutral like GRAY. Choose a classic style and a really flattering fit. If you live somewhere rainy or less warm, invest in a good trench like THIS ONE.
A small dressy bag, like THIS QUILTED ONE.
A pair of medium or dark wash jeans. I recently bought THESE ONES and wear them almost every day.
A pair of neutral stilettos. I’ve purchased lots of pumps over the years, but my husband surprised me with THIS BLACK PAIR (also in non-patent HERE) a few years ago and for how tall they are, they are so comfortable, and the cut makes them so sexy and flattering. THIS PAIR is similar and much more affordable.
I bought THESE SUNGLASSES after years of trying dupes, and they’re maybe my best investment piece yet. I wear them every day, and the high quality lenses don’t scratch at all (which I can’t say for any of my other cheaper sunglasses).
I’d love to know what pieces YOU are willing to invest in, and which of the above you agree on — leave a comment below!