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13 Wardrobe Essentials Worth the Splurge

There are items you should spend the extra money on and some you shouldn't! For example, trendy pieces are definitely a no-go when it comes to splurging. Focus on the timeless styles that you know you'll wear for years to come! Here is our ultimate list of wardrobe essential you should splurge on:


1. High-quality basics


You wear basics almost every day whether you’re layering them under a blazer or kimono or simply rocking a basic top with your favorite jeans. Because of this, it’s important to invest in quality basics that you love. Don’t skimp on a cheap tank or long sleeve v-neck that’s going to fall apart after only a couple wears. We recommend splurging on the following basics: tank, v neck or scoop neck long sleeve, and a long sleeve mock neck or turtleneck in white, gray and black colors.


BLFT Double Lined High Neck Tank


BLFT Double Lined, Long Sleeve V-Neck


BLFT Double Lined, Long Sleeve Mock Neck



2. Denim That Fits Just Right


There’s no worse feeling than a cheap pair of jeans. Denim is a definite investment piece for your wardrobe. While it’s not a bad idea to invest in a few different pairs of denim, your number one investment pair of denim should be a high-mid rise, mid-wash rinse with a straight leg and clean hem.

Madewell Classic Straight Jeans in Coldbrook Wash


Good American Good Straight Jeans


Levi's 501® Original Fit Women's Jeans



3. Classic Black Blazer


Not much as really stood the test of time more than a classic black blazer. This is a piece that goes with just about everything! Wear it to work with a pencil skirt or rock it over a graphic t-shirt with jeans… Whatever the new fad might be I’m sure you can throw a classic black blazer over it!


Express Soft Notch Collar Button Front Blazer



J.Crew Parke Blazer


4. Comfortable Black Slacks


For our working ladies, always invest in your slacks! A quality pair of black slacks could be worn multiple times per week. Make sure your pair are ones that will last and are comfortable. If you’re sitting in them all day long you don’t want slacks that are digging in or leaving those painful marks on your mid-section.


Banana Republic Ryan Slim Straight-Fit Pants


Ann Taylor Black Ankle Pant


5. Black Leather Booties


Whether you’re a heel person or not, a good pair of leather black booties is an absolute must! You’ll likely wear these multiple times a week through Fall, Winter and Spring, and may even pair them with a couple of outfits during the summer! Don’t shy away from the big price tag on these babies.



Matisse Cadet Booties


Steve Madden Nadalie Black Leather Bootie


Marc Fisher LTD Yilda Cutout Bootie



6. Classic Nude and Black Pumps or Loafers


Whether you wear them casually, to work, or paired with a cocktail dress these shoes will last you a long time! We recommend keeping a pair of black and nude ones on hand to rotate depending on your outfit choice for the day.



Michael Kors Keke Patent Leather Pump


Stuart Weitzman The Anny 105 Pump


Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafer


Gucci Leather Horsebit Loafer



7. Winter Coats That Last


A definite splurge item! You need high-quality material for those colder months that keeps you warm and comfortable. Consider when and where you’ll be wearing a winter coat. Do you need one to go over your work suit and one you can wear casually on the weekends with jeans? In that case, a good trench coat or high-quality wool blend or down jacket might be a good idea. We put together a few of our favorite go-to coats to wear from workweek to weekend.


Cole Haan Quilted Down Jacket


L.L. Bean Classic Lambswool Polo Coat



8. A Cozy Cashmere Sweater


Cozy up in style in a long-lasting cashmere sweater! This is an easy to wear, go-to piece you’ll cherish for years to come. As styles come and go, you can layer this piece to keep up with the fashion trends or keep it classic.


Ann Taylor Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Saks Fifth Avenue Iron Heather Ribbed Cashmere Sweater



Bloomingdales AQUA V-Neck Cashmere Sweater



9. A Handbag That Checks All Your Boxes


We understand a nice designer bag is a major investment but investing in a handbag wisely will always prove to be worth it. When choosing a handbag you’ll want to wear year after year make sure it has everything you want. Does it have all the pockets you need? Handles and/or a shoulder strap? Would you prefer a classic black bag or timeless nude? How large does your bag need to be to carry everything you want? Search far and wide until you find the perfect one!


Michael Kors Mercer Medium Tri-Color Pebbled Leather Belted Satchel



COACH Charlie Carryall


Kate Spade Louise Medium Dome Satchel


10. The Perfect Little Black Dress


How many times do you go to your closet searching for a date night dress or something to wear to a last-minute cocktail party? I’m sure it’s been enough times to convince you that you need a go-to LBD hanging in your closet! Find one that hugs you in all the right places, is made of quality material and makes you feel, confident, sexy, and classy all at the same time when you slip it on. We promise you’ll know when you’ve found “the one”.


Nordstrom Bell Sleeve Bateau Neck Sheath Dress


French Connection Whisper Light Ruffle Neck Dress


Revolve Kyra Deep V Drapey Mini Dress



11. Don’t Dread the Swimsuit


When you have the right swimsuit, you won’t dread putting one on! A high-quality swimsuit means it fits in all the right places and doesn’t get loose or see-through when you jump into the water. More importantly, find yourself a swimsuit that makes you feel confident even when you’re not feeling “bikini ready”.

Summersalt Bikini


La Blanca Pin Stripes V-Front Keyhole One Piece


Nordstrom Color Code Asymmetrical Bikini



12. It's a Bright Future with a Good Pair of Sunglasses


A good pair of sunglasses is an immediate confidence booster! Dress up any outfit by adding a classic pair of shades with a timeless frame.

Neiman Marcus Square YSL Acetate Sunglasses



Sunglass Hut Prada


13. Go Bold with Your Wallet


When was the last time you bought a wallet? Chances are you haven't bought one recently… Just like your handbag, you should always invest in a sturdy wallet that checks all the boxes. Since your wallet will spend most of the time inside your handbag, you can go a little bolder with this piece by rocking your favorite color or pattern.

Michael Kors Tri-Fold Leather Wallet

Fossil Logan RFID Zip Tab Clutch


Kate Spade Spencer Cabana Dot Small Slim Bifold Wallet


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