Tips & Trends | 5 Statement Pieces Worth Investing In

Fast fashion might feel like the norm, but sometimes, a girl needs to splurge on a few wardrobe essentials. The items below are worth the money spent.

1. A Timeless Time Piece

Stop checking the time on your phone. Treat yourself to a sophisticated watch with a minimalist face, with either a simple black leather band or links. An elegant watch makes a sharp statement and adds instant class to any outfit.

2. A Tailored Blazer

A blazer is a consistent part of the office uniform. This outfit-maker works with any ensemble; it never goes out of style; and it instantly upgrades any outfit. Blazers provide polish that completes any look, from a t-shirt and jeans to a full pantsuit.

3. A Pair of Pointed Flats

When you’re on the move all day, a reliable yet chic pair of flats will be your go-to shoe. Without a doubt, you’ll find yourself slipping in and out of these more often than not. Pointed flats pull the look together, whether it’s adding sharp professionalism to cropped work pants or laidback vibes to a casual pair of jeans.

4. A Fitted Black T-Shirt

Some people will tell you a basic tee isn’t worth the money, but we’re calling their bluff. Good fabric pulls a look together in a way that cheap fabric can’t. A well-made simple tee not only fits better, it looks better—and it lasts longer, than that $12 bargain version. It creates crisp, fresh look that’s perfect for casual Fridays (try it under that blazer) and any weekend look.

5. A Pair of Smart Trousers

Invest in a pair of flattering, fitting work trousers. Whether you wear them as a base, pairing evening wear with a sexy blouse, or style it with a crisp-button down into work, these pants fit with the entire wardrobe. You’ll be surprised at how often you find yourself wearing them.

What are your wardrobe “investment pieces?” Let us know in the comments!

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