This week I want to talk about investment pieces. Those staple items that you can purchase once or twice a year and base the rest of your wardrobe on. This season – meaning the current winter and spring when and if it ever arrives – my absolute fave items are The Oversized Sweatshirt, Military Lace-up Boots, Plain-but-Girly-Dresses, and a Tailored Black Blazer.
Where to buy from? With investment pieces I always think it’s a good idea to spend a bit more and get something really well made in a classic neutral colour that will go with everything. If you’re on a budget try Glassons; they’ve really redone their look and are looking really high end. Otherwise there are always those online sites I shared with you…
Oversized sweatshirts are god’s gift. I’m not kidding, remember the time I told you no leggings as pants? Well that still stands but this is one of the only times leggings will work in an outfit and look amazing. It doesn’t have to be a sweat either; you can go for a knit and get the same wear out of it.
Wear your sweatshirt with leggings, jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses – underneath of course – the list could go on but I think you get my drift…
Military Lace-up Boots; the comfort level is so high you will never want to wear anything else. Plus they go with everything this season. Much cooler than that black nearly-to-the-knee boots your mum always wears.
I am living in plain -but-girly dresses right now. The words that spring to mind when I look in the mirror whist wearing such dresses are elegant and classy. You want to be these things too. They’re too easy to accessorise, think belts, long necklaces, delicate earrings, stockings, blazers, and knits/sweats. You’ll get a ton of wear out of them too, just be sure to choose neutral colours and use your accessories to push colour into your outfit.
Move over little black dress, tailored black blazers are your new best friend. I cannot stress this enough; you can wear these with anything. Dress up jeans and a tee? Check. Job interview? Check. Cold night out in town? Check. Your new plain-but-girly dress? Check. And you know where you can find some absolute bargains? Op shops. Go forth now, and buy.