People who know me know that there’s little that I love more than a good deal! I love to research an item, zone in on what I like, and then shop and shop and look and look until I find it at the best possible price! Over the years, I have found out that there are certain things that you can go the less expensive route with and then other things that I’ve regretted that I didn’t pick quality over price.
When I think of wardrobe basics, that’s were I would invest in quality. A basic black dress, a large neutral handbag, dressy jeans, neutral pumps. These are some of the wardrobe pieces that you will wear and use season after season, so go with quality.
The fantastic thing about these pieces is that they are classic. It will be MANY years before they go out of style. They are also neutral in color….so add some fun with accessories!
I can tell you that I’ve had a very similar basic black dress for years and have worn it so many different ways! I’ve added a boyfriend blazer for a more professional look. I’ve added a thick jeweled belt for a dressier look.
I have these Pour La Victoire pumps and I have worn them with jeans, skirts, dresses….they go with anything! The great thing is because they are neutral they elongated your legs! That’s worth a lot to me!
A bootcut jean in a dark rinse will always look chic with a pair of heels and a fun shirt. They can even look professional with a crisp, white shirt and a boyfriend blazer. I have had a couple of bootcut pairs for many years and they look as great today as they did when I bought them.
A large tote in a neutral color will do you well! This one from Michael Kors can easily fit an iPad and all of your other essentials. This is a very classic shape and a great size.
Black pants….simply a staple every woman should have!!! They look great with a fancy top for going out, pair with a blazer for work, or add a splash of color with a cardigan.
You will never regret a good, comfortable pair of ballet flats! If you are investing in quality, pick a neutral or a metallic so that you can wear them with most anything. They are a great shoe for the in between seasons (fall and spring).
So, you might initially pay more for these basics than you would pay for other items, but if you could calculate the cost per wear, I think that you would find out that these are worth the investment!