Saving up for that fashion investment of high-quality? Buying high end, quality and classic pieces is a more logical move than you might imagine. Rather than trading in cheap, trend-obsessed fast fashion, why not invest in a more timeless wardrobe that will last the long haul and help you feel polished?
If one of your resolutions this year was to make smarter shopping decisions, then consider this list of splurge-worthy pieces to invest in this year. Long gone are the days of wasting money on pieces that either fall apart or fall out of style, because here comes a parade of delicious essentials and eternal must-haves.
1. The Forever Piece
Designed by Captain Molyneux in 1934, Le Louvre’s Pleated Model has been a part of Le Louvre’s DNA from the beginning. Nowhere else in the world can we find a dress that is still being made 84 years after it was first created. It is a Fashion Icon in the truest sense of the word and the fashion investment you need on your bucket list.
A bespoke piece that will never go out of fashion – and has been worn by royalty, Hollywood starlets and women from all around the world.
2. Instant Cool
A leather jacket of high quality will last you a lifetime and can be the perfect finish to any outfit, it’s also the one item that does get better with age. The ultimate seasonless to help you transition perfectly from day to night.
3. Do some Denim
The trans-seasonal outerwear answer that will have you covered when it’s too cold for just a shirt and too hot for the biker. There has never been more options of denim to choose from than now. Find yourself a silhouette you love and stick to it. Denim is here for good.
4. Back to Basics
Absolutely everyone needs one and you can’t have enough. The collared white shirt is the ultimate in style and class. Just like the little black dress it is the ‘equaliser’. Start your power dressing with the finest cotton shirt you can afford. Think Lauren Bacall in the 1948 film Key Largo, just add a red lip and you’re away. Or having pioneered the high-low trend of the 1990s, Sharon Stone‘s Oscars look in 1998 pairing Vera Wang with GAP. Brilliant. Our exclusive brand Ermanno Scervino has been a champion for the classic white shirt wiht a twist since it began over 30 years ago. The devil is in the detail with a great shirt – make sure the cotton is top notch and the collar and cuffs are fused well.
5. The ‘Best Friend’ Blazer
Up your dressing game by investing in a well fitting blazer that will ultimately become your best friend. Wear it day to night, week day to weekend, brunch with a tee-shirt or to the boardroom with any dress. Stella McCartney’s specialty and passion has always been dressing women in masculine tailoring with feminine finesse. If it is your first entree into the world of investing in a tailored jacket – she is your starting point. Saint Laurent is next, with fine hand finishing and the ultimate sleek and sexy finishes.
6. The SBD
The rhetoric about the ‘Little’ Black Dress is a little tired these days, so we’ve decided to update this fashion investment purchase to the SEXY Black Dress. Nothing cements confidence in a woman than feeling sexy. It’s not about showing off every part of you, it’s the carefully engineered cut and choice of fabric which is so important. The colour black is a timeless shade, and a little goes a long way. Having a beautiful, timeless, elegant AND sexy black dress will take you the world over in any circumstance
7. The Trench
A fashionista’s essential piece of outerwear, if you only come away with 2 or 3 items, this needs to be one fashion investment you leave on your list. When the weather hasn’t made up its mind it will easily be incorporated into multiple looks.
8. Fancy Footwork
A flat (and comfortable!) shoe that can take you from breakfast to lunch, dinner, and then drinks. The high heel is getting a little long in the tooth and it’s now time to show your style naus by sporting the fashionistas footwear – fancy flats!
9. Neck Candy
A 90x90cm silk twill scarves. Start. Your. Collection. Now. These are the luxury and timeless pieces to add to your collection on any budget. Silk scarves are versatile, eye catching and add interest to any outfit. Channel that classic trench and white shirt, pretty up your iconic biker or add to your Arm Candy (see below!)
10. Arm Candy
If there is one piece worthy of your fashion investment, it has to your handbag (and if you want to disagree, some brands are literally a better financial investment than gold). And while it’s like a candy store with so many designer offerings choose a classic silhouette and a colour or pattern that you just love and we guarantee you will wear it out, before you fall out of love with it!
11. The Work Bag
One that will last the distance and be durable for your throw-everything-in lifestyle, rushing around. Buy one for day use. For everyday, select a bag big enough for going to work, holding a laptop or your carry-on toiletries for air travel, but chic enough that if you’re caught heading to dinner you’re not mistaken for carrying everything AND the kitchen sink!
At Le Louvre we can style you from top to toe. Need a little extra care and attention? We can call you for all new arrivals at Le Louvre.
Make an appointment, we can take the stress out of dressing – never have nothing to wear again. Contact us today.