Several of my close friends are embarking on new and exciting chapters in their life like marriage, babies and new careers, and are finding it super important to invest in the right fashion pieces that will last the test of time without cracking the nest egg to do so. I am constantly asked what are key items to splurge for and what to pass on. Today’s fashion is ever evolving and heavily rooted in trends that can pass in a blink of an eye, so I suggest going with chic classics from reputable retailers.
No matter what the season, you’re always going to need a practical coat, and yes this still can be fashionable, but remember one of the major factors to a favorite article of clothing lasting the test of time is colour and design. Step outside the comfort zone of black and venture into a shade of navy, tan, military green, or grey in a classic trench that has the versatility of a detachable-hood or the ability to roll up the sleeves in warmer months. Other great pieces to invest in include a multipurpose handbag like Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Tote that is functional for day, evening and even as a diaper bag. A structured business suit that can be worn as separates also allowing the blazer to be styled with denim for a casual day with the girls or the trousers to pair perfectly with a flowy blouse for date night. Last but certainly not least, and probably one of the items we often forget to splurge on is a good fitting bra and panties set, we all know the ladies deserve to be handled with care, and a good support system brings your whole look together and can properly smooth lines and give you comfort in anything you choose to wear in between these chic investments.
1. Zara Double Breasted Raincoat, $119
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle Tote in Cardamom, $528
3. Banana Republic Pant-suit in Blue lightweight wool, $240
4. La Perla Donna Elenora Push-up Bra, $295
By: Emily Gray, Vancouver
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