Tips for Building an Investment Wardrobe
One of my goals this year is to start an investment wardrobe. As I'm getting older, it's time for me to start investing in classic pieces that will never go out of style. Don't get me wrong, I will always have love for my favorite "Fast Fashion" stores such as Forever 21, H&M, etc, and I'm not knocking those stores. Because I love following a good trend. But, I want to have a go to set of pieces that I can rotate and I know they will never go out of style.
When it comes to "Fast Fashion" I try to stay away from imitation designer pieces. Why? Because it's not going to be trendy two, three, or four years down the line. Do not waste your money!
Now when it comes to classic staples, be prepared to spend a little bit of money. Of course and in most cases, those trendy pieces are on the more affordable side.
1.) Choose quality over quantity
Who doesn't want to have a closet full of clothes! But when it comes to purchasing classic staples, it's important to invest in quality pieces. I keep saying investment because in a way it is. Yes, you're going to spend a little more in the beginning, but in the long run you're going to save. I have learned this first hand! Especially buying cheap blazers and jeans from Forever 21 and they didn't last as long as I initially thought they would have.
2.) Ask your self how many wears you can get out of it.
Are you going to be able to wear in in two, three, or five years down the line? I try to steer clear from items with a lot of prints because I know in three or four years, it's not going to be trendy anymore.
3.) Wardrobe versatility
Think about how many outfit combinations you can put together with your pieces. Make sure the garments your purchasing is going to go with a lot of things in your closet.
Pieces to invest in....
Two pairs of nude and black heels and flats. These are perfect for work, events, or church
Well fitting blazer
Well fitting LBD or Black Jumpsuit