Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine
After reading my last column about investing in accessories, a co-worker asked if I had any tips about how to purchase smart investment pieces for the entire outfit.
Being that this topic is very relevant, I thought I would take her
advice and share a few ideas about smart buys that are worth the money.
First I must admit though, that for a girl who loves shopping,
making investment purchases is excruciatingly difficult for me. Sure, I
can go on a spree like none other through H&M, or easily whip out
my store card at Gap, but dropping serious cash is a commitment that I mull over for great lengths before signing on the dotted line.
So please rest assure that I know this isn’t easy, but hopefully these beautiful pieces will inspire you to make some investments of your own.
The Little Black Blazer
Equally as important as the LBD, the little black blazer is a piece I recommend spending money on. Why? Because it should be perfectly tailored, of quality material and a classic style that will last you years. I like Helmut Lang’s single-breasted jacket,
which can be a part of your professional suiting or a chic way to be
casual, yet put together. How to style: Pair with a casual white v-neck
tee, dark jeans and a pair of bright hue pumps (think purple or blue).
Don’t forget your print scarf.
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