Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces

A Woman of style knows what is integral to her wardrobe. Here is a list of fashion must have investments pieces that are timeless and enduring as they are elegant and regal.

Perennial words of wisdom tell us that when we only need to buy something once, we should buy the best that we can afford. This is the same rule with fashion. You must have investment pieces – those that are pricey yet of superb quality – that you can always pass on to your friends or children as your fashion legacy. Fashion must have investment pieces are those that have timeless appeal and classic elegance. You can never go wrong with these investment pieces. To acquire these fashion must have investment pieces, you must, first and foremost, be willing to spend big. After all, fashion is not cheap, and investment in style is something to be taken seriously.

Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces Item 1: The Little Black Dress

The little black dress is mysterious and chic in its simplicity. It is claimed that Fashion Legend, Coco Chanel created this first little black dress. You can never be underdressed or overdressed in a little black dress. In its simplicity, you are made to look effortlessly elegant. This is the ultimate universal dress for all colors, shapes and sizes.

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Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces Item 2: Cashmere Cardigan or Turtleneck

Wearing cashmere makes you feel instantly luxurious. You feel cozy and warm in it because Cashmere wool is fine in texture, and also strong, light, and soft. If you want to feel comfortable with your attire without having to sacrifice grace and sophistication, always choose to wear cashmere over bulky and unappealing sweaters.

Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces Item 3: A trench coat

Michael Kors has been quoted as saying: “Put on a trench, and you’re suddenly Audrey Hepburn walking along the Seine.” That is the undeniable power of the trench coat. It makes you look chic in an instant, and can be worn in any kind of weather and over almost anything be it a dress or your pure nakedness. Curiously, the trench coat was first designed by Thomas Burberry for the British Army Officers in the World War I to keep them warm in the “trenches,” – hence, the name, “trench coat.” The design has barely changed in 90 years, which make it so glamorous and alluring.

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Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces Item 4: Denims

A pair of denims is the most ubiquitous fashion piece in the planet. Almost every woman in the world owns one. Because of its versatility and practicality, it is also the most utilitarian item in a woman’s wardrobe. In the 1850s, Levi Strauss started selling rugged blue jeans to gold miners in San Francisco who needed pants that were durable and comfortable. More than a hundred years after the gold mine rush, denims have become the sexiest fashion must have investment piece. Celebrated for its seductive design and relaxed fit, denims will forever be a staple in women’s fashion.

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Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces Item 5: Diamonds

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Make sure you invest in the real ones though. They are perfect for day or night. And they can radically transform your simple get-up into one of understated elegance. In the past, men were the only ones allowed to wear diamonds as symbols of power and authority. Today, women of style wear them to enhance their beauty and give them an air of majesty.

Watch out for part 2 of the series, “Fashion Must Have Investment Pieces.”

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