Outfit Details: Burberry Sandringham Trench (Honey) | Cotton Emporium Turtleneck Sweater Dress | Chanel WOC | Chanel Sunglasses (similar here) | Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots | Baublebar Pyramid Spike Y-Chain | Doir Be Doir Lipstick
Shop Wisely When Buying Investment Pieces
When it comes to fashion, certain investment pieces are worth the extra money you pay to get them. When considering an investment piece, you should ask yourself, “Is it going to last for several seasons?”. You should also ask, “Is the piece versatile and can I wear it with many different outfits?”. Finally, ask yourself “Did I love it the minute I saw it, and did I still want it several days/weeks later?”. If you answered yes to all three, and you are looking to add items that are not just trendy but classic, then they are worth paying the extra money to obtain.
Just because a piece costs more, doesn’t mean you should’nt shop wisely. Investment pieces can and do go on sale. The Burberry Sandringham trench I actually got over the summer on Bluefly when no-one was thinking about buying a trench. This particular trench I am wearing retails for over 2K, but I paid less than 1K for it. I am so glad I did so because I know this trench will last me for years. My Stuart Weitzman Highland boots I actually got on Tradesey practically brand new, and I saved several hundred dollars off of the retail price by doing so. When I am buying investment pieces such as bags and even jewelry, I will look at various sites such as Trendlee, TheRealReal, Vestaire Collective and even E-bay (you do have buyer protection on E-bay) before deciding where to ultimately buy a piece.
It is worthwhile to shop around, but some pieces are worth paying full retail price. My Chanel WOC and sunglasses both were bought new, directly from a major retailer. After looking for vintage Chanel bags, they were either obviously used, or the price was so close to that of a brand new bag, that I decided buying it brand new from a reputable major retailer was reasonable.
I have worn these pieces separately on numerous occasions. I decided to put them all together by wearing a simple black turtleneck sweater dress. The end result is that I have a classic, sophisticated, timeless look that is in style now and will likely be in style for years to come. The investment I made by making smart shopping decisions will provide me with great enjoyment for the long run.
Thanks for looking!
xo | April
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