As Coco Chanel famously once said “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” Creating the ultimate wardrobe is an art form. I like to think that the recipe for success is a mixture between classic investments and fast fashion trend led pieces. However, in a world that is becoming more and more saturated with fast-fashion brands, one of the key questions to ask yourself is: what are the items really worth splurging on?
I always consider the longevity of a garment before making a purchase. A considerable amount of high-end designers ensure longevity of their clothing by offering traditional cuts and sourcing the finest quality fabrics. Investing in such timeless classics, that fit your overall style, is the best way to build a great wardrobe that lasts. A perfect example would be a classic white shirt; whether paired with a pencil skirt, sleek trousers or causal denim jeans, a crisp shirt is the ultimate multi-functional dressing piece that will never go out of fashion.
Another important thing to think about is will this piece go with everything you already have in your wardrobe? And how many different outfit combinations can you make with this piece? Different designs and prints will always catch your eye but will you actually be able to wear them all the time? Of course there’s nothing wrong with buying a statement piece every so often but first you need the classic pieces, that will go with everything.
I got these Rockstud Valentino’s for my birthday a couple of months ago, after lusting over them for years. They first launched in 2010 and made Valentino one of the best footwear brands to invest in. This style is one that continues to sell out, season after season, and is often spotted on many different celebrities meaning they are definitely a safe choice to invest in.