Beautiful You – Ultimate Investment Pieces
by Amy Newson
For those of you who have been wondering what garments to invest in to ensure your wardrobes are timelessly on trend, we’ve pulled together our top must-have investment pieces.
Creating your own capsule wardrobe full of failsafe, timeless pieces has never been easier. Take inventory of how many of these classic pieces you may have already collected over the years and start investing in the missing items: because a handful of high-quality classic pieces will last you forever – after all they have outlasted decades of trends that have come and gone.
THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Obviously the LBD is going to be the first one on the list as its such a wardrobe staple. Black is timeless, flattering and suits everyone – and the LBD is no different. Its such a versatile piece that it doesn’t really matter where you get it from, just as long as you find a cut that suits your figure. It’s also a failsafe wardrobe choice to wear to any occasion you’ll be attending over the coming years.
THE TRENCH COAT
The trench coat is not only practical but its smart lines, flattering belted waist and functional fabric, perfect for autumn and spring transitioning wardrobes, makes it the favourite choice for the office or for a weekend brunch with the girls.
THE WHITE SHIRT
A crisp white shirt is the ultimate multi-functional dressing must-have, simply because whether you pair it with some chic tailored trousers or your favourite jeans, it lends an effortlessly classic look. It can also be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion (think important business meeting or date night).
THE PERFECT JEANS
Now to find a pair of jeans that goes with the white shirt… Denim doesn’t have to look casual and when you choose a flattering style for your body shape in indigo or black it looks undeniably smart. Of course that’s not to say lighter shades are out, it just depends on your personal style.
THE SUPERSTAR SUNGLASSES
Investing in a pair of designer sunnies that really suit your face shape is a must. Every outfit (on a sunny day) needs that finishing touch and the perfect pair of sunglasses does just that.
THE LEATHER JACKET
An expensive leather jacket is an investment you will never regret, especially when you’re donning it again and again over every outfit imaginable – rocking up to the office in stilettos and smart trousers or even just making an entrance in a T-shirt and jeans.
THE CASHMERE KNIT
A simple cashmere knit jumper will see you through season after season if you look after it well. As well as being super comfy and heavenly soft, it’ll never go out of style and looks great with both skirts and jeans. So if you haven’t already, start collecting some of these classic, timeless and smart buys – you’ll soon find yourself depending on them over the years to come.