If there’s one thing I can’t preach about enough when it comes to my style, it’s that I choose to invest in closet staples that will outlast a variety of trends year after year. Of course we all have different tastes, but these are my personal closet staples worth the investment.
I’m a huge silk scarf fan. If you’ve been around these parts for awhile then you’ll have seen a few previous outfits where I’ve styled silk scarves. I have a few scarves that were purchased new, but the majority are vintage and second-hand finds.
I actually love collecting vintage scarves because often the print is no longer available, and they sometimes have stories behind them, too. Plus, a printed scarf is a great closet accessory that can take an outfit from ho-hum to wow!
Of course the fashion house labels are an investment. Hermes makes beautiful scarves, but they come at a hefty price tag. I suggest checking out The Real Real for second-hand options and I’ve seen scarves at local antique stores as well.
Other closet staples worth the investment: shoes and handbags. Obviously right now, we’re not using our handbags that much, but they’re still worthwhile investments. I love my Louis Vuitton NeoNoe bag because it’s unique but still a classic. See previous outfits featuring the bucket bag style here and here.
And to round out our discussion on closet staples that are worth the investment, I take shoes pretty seriously. These slingbacks were a serious splurge, but I wear them even more than I ever thought I would. I styled a work appropriate outfit with these slingback heels earlier this year.
The key to keeping your investment shoes in tip-top shape: finding a great cobbler. I take all my expensive shoes to a local shoe cobbler and have the soles reinforced, and if they’re pointy or heels, I have caps put on the front and the heel. Truly, these extra investments have kept my shoes wearable for years past and years to come.