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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