Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Classic Pieces You Should Invest In Right Now.

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I know, shopping is so much fun. Especially now that online shopping (and returning) is so easy. But I think this also leads us to a problem: not necessarily overspending, but most definitely overbuying. We all have at least one item in our closet that we have bought months ago but never actually wore? Maybe we just loved how it looked on this Blogger on Instagram or we loved the particular shade of pink but the cut was more a compromise. I know how tempting it is, especially when it's sale time or Asos has upped their student discount to 20%. But if you never wear it, it's still a bad investment. So I think we should all take a step back in really evaluate what a good investment might be. And the fun part: If you buy less quantity you can invest more in quality. 

So today I will share with you my top pieces you should invest into right now. They are classics and seem to be 'in fashion' every season. One more thing I wanted to add before getting started is that good quality often comes at a higher price, but that surely doesn't mean you have to pair hundreds and hundreds of euros on boots. But maybe the 15euro boots won't cut it either. Find a middle way that suits your budget. Just never, I repeat NEVER, compromise on quality just to buy more.


The Trench
When you think about a trench coat, do you also picture a kick-ass businesswoman on her way to the office checking e-mails and grabbing a Starbucks on the go? Well, that's at least what I do. And if you want that look, and not ending up looking like a detective, you should invest in the right one... the right one for you! I can't tell you exactly which one it is, because it's simply different for everyone. Maybe a modern short trench will look amazing on you, but maybe you should stick to the classic long cut. The colour is also worth looking into. The classic beige is something I think looks amazing on everyone. But there are so many more options.. a darker camel, black, navy, blush. Whatever suits you and your style the best. So give yourself and browse until you find the one that makes you feel like that kick-ass businesswoman. 




The Loafer
Even if it seems like this trend has just recently popped up (hello Gucci!) but it has actually been around for ages. I think this one is a bit of a "love it or hate it" thing. But I definitely love them. If you are looking to invest in a pair that you can wear with everything, I think black is the way to go. 




The Ankle Boots
I don't really mean to tell you guys to get everything in black, but I just think that investment pieces are something where you can never go wrong with choosing black. It's a classic for a reason. The same applies to a good quality pair of black ankle boots. They have been a staple in my closet for years and years and I think I am not the only one.





The Plain Dress
You know those days where you are rushing off to a dinner, an important appointment or another occasion where you know t-shirt and jeans won't cut it. To be fair, I only wear dresses (yes, really!) so my collection is quite big. But I get questions all the time how I manage to find so many dresses that I like. Well, my tip is to not go and hunt for one. Just check your favourite shops from time to time and just buy it right away when you see it. Even if that means buying a white off-shoulder dress in November. You never know when you will find another one that is your style, cut and colour. But I urge everyone to have at least one very plain classic dress in their closet, ideally in a neutral colour.





Dainty Jewelry 
Something I feel like people tend to forget. Accessories! It's tempting to get caught up with all the fun and low priced custom jewellery you can find at high street stores. But I have personally stopped buying them in the last few years. I just end up wearing them once or twice and then they will start to lose their gold coloured plating and they just won't be in style anymore. But if you get a few dainty pieces made of quality materials you will get so much more for your money. Also, they look so much better. 




The Black Bag 
Another one that probably most of you thinks about when I say investment pieces: handbags. Okay I don't think you should run to Chanel right now and get yourself a classic flap. (To be fair I would probably to that if my bank account wouldn't have a good laugh at me). But you can surely get a bag that will last ages and will go with most outfits. Just stick to high-quality materials, classic designs and neutral colours. Easy!





Of course, you won't be able to get everything at the same time. And you shouldn't! Take your time and wait for the right pieces. Don't compromise ever. That will ensure you will be happier with your closet and in the long run even save you some money. Sound's like a great deal, right?

x Lisa

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  1. The trench coat is so must for sure!!
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  2. I'm a huge fan of trench, always so stylish!!
    Have a nice evening :)
    Olivia Poncelet <3
    www.oliviaponcelet.com

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    1. Totally agree with you Olivia! A must!

      x Lisa

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  3. It's good to know I'm not the only who just buy something when I see it, like a coat on a summer day. I like how you list the basic and classic pieces with the best colour that we need.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. I am so happy you liked it Girl! Thank you!

      x Lisa

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  4. Love all of these tips!!
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  5. I am a huge fan of trench coats, you can even wear it on top of your pjs when doing a quick shop and still look put together.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha this comment couldn't be more me! I do this all the time :)

      x Lisa

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  6. This was a great style guide. I do agree with everything. A classical trench is a must have. Same goes for a plain dress and a black bag. A pair of black ankle boots is something we should all have in our closet cause they do look great with everything. Loafers are a great option because they're so comfy...so they are a good classical option as well.

    I'm totally with you when it comes to accessories. Better to buy more quality ones. Buying from local artisans is a fab way to get some unique pieces.

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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    1. Local artisans is such a great tip! Thanks Ivana!

      x Lisa

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  7. Loving all these picks hun!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  8. I agree with all of these!! I love my trench coat so much!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. I agree with you here. You can have so many items in your wardrobe but often it's the classics I come back to time and again x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Totally agree! That's why they are so important :)

      x Lisa

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  10. Love all of these! Classic style is the best. Great post!

    xo Emily & Elizabeth

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  11. I love love love those loafers! It's so true - they are such an investment piece!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/living-room-transformation-part-3-final-reveal/

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  12. Definitely great classic pieces to have!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. I'm absolutely obsessed with those loafers! So chic and classy, yet so many ways to style them. Great post once again.

    Shann Eileen | www.shanneileen.com

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  14. Love these classic pieces! I've been trying to declutter and invest in some really great pieces that will last for a long time...I'm definitely going to look into these!
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/capsule-jewelry-inspired-by-my-3-favorite-trips/

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  15. I wore a trench coat over loungewear out late last night to get pizza and instantly felt pulled together haha trench coats are for sure a wardrobe must have!
    - Hope xx

    https://skycoyne.wordpress.com

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    1. I do this all the time.. honestly the best investment ever!

      x Lisa

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  16. I love all the pieces you shared... Black shoes and black bag are no doubt should be the must have for every closet..❤️

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  17. I could not agree more with each one of your style picks! x

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  18. I would always choose the classics
    but from time to time I add trendy pieces
    to my wardrobe.
    Love your post so much
    and those loafers really look chic.
    I want all of them.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love it all babe!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: PERFECT DAYS

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  20. I am all about those loafers, girl! Although all of these pieces are so chic - way worth the investment xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  21. I agree with all of these. I have a lot of ankle boots but I'm still trying to find another pair I like because I think they're such investment pieces that you get so much wear out of.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. I wear them 24/7 :) It has to be super hot outside for me to not choose a pair of boots

      x Lisa

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  22. I totally agree with all of these but unfortunately the only thing from the list that I have right now is dainty jewellery! I'm definitely in need of a trench coat soon...

    `heather xoxo
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    1. Girl it's a process.. one day you'll have everything checked from your list :) I definitely feel like I need some more dainty jewellery :)

      x Lisa

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  23. I honestly couldn't agree more with every single item that you have mentioned in this post!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  24. I love dainty jewellery, and it's such a big trend at the moment that we are spoiled for choice! Having a classic, good-quality trench is also a great wardrobe staple. I'll be looking for a new one this autumn and I can't wait to look out for the perfect one!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Summer in Bath, UK | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.com/2018/06/travel-summer-in-bath-uk.html

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  25. Investing in loafers, black boots, and a black bag are definitely all a must for me as well!! I practically rotate between those items on the daily.

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    1. Oh same girl! They are such staples :)

      x Lisa

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  26. I absolutely agree on all those takes on what everyone should invest in, a good trench is an absolute must for that powerful woman look. <3 Anyway, could you tell me where the ring you're wearing in one of the pictures is from? I absolutely love it! <3


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    1. Hey lovely, it's abbott lyon.. I love that ring!

      x Lisa

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  27. I'm feeling all of these! For me it's a blazer and a leather jacket too, as well as a classic pair of skinny jeans. All items for me to invest in!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  28. Great tips dear. I believe every woman should own a classic black leather loafer, it's must classic; versatile and never goes out of style. And yes, you can never go wrong with dainty jewelries.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  29. My goal is to invest in a trench coat this year for sure. Love your suggestions!!

    www.stylebysamantha.com

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  30. You definitely can't go wrong with a black bag. I've also been meaning to find a good loafers to invest on. thanks for sharing your list! <3

    Sheena | www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  31. I totally agree that you should always invest in statement pieces, like bag or shoes. It the end, it pays off.

    https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com/

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  32. I can relate to overbuying moments.. They happen a lot to me. Great tips dear!

    Mihaailo | mihaailo.blogspot.com

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  33. What an interesting post! Lovely photos!
    Kisses!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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  34. These pieces are soooo gorgeous and definitely staples I wear all the time - you can't go wrong with a black bag or little ankle boots (I have velvet Chelsea ones I'm going to miss over the summer!) Lovely post Hun :)

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Great tips! Some plain dresses are really cool especially when you can pair them with some blouse :)

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  36. Totally agree with these essentials! I still need to find a decent trench coat though! Love all of your picks here.

    SHANNON VALLE
    life + style blog

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  37. I say it every year, but I really need to invest in a trench! Thanks for the reminder~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
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    1. Girl yes! It will change everything :)

      x Lisa

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  38. Love your picks.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  39. Ankle booties and a black bag are definitely musts for classic staple pieces <3

    XO, Jessi
    https://jmalay.com/the-smell-of-babyhood/

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  40. This is one of my favorite posts because I absolutely love knowing what to invest in that will be "worth it" long-term. I wish I'd seen your post before making some of my purchases the past 2 years! xx adaatude.com

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    1. Oh this makes me so happy! Glad I could help :)

      x Lisa

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  41. Ankle booties and dainty jewelry are my favorite!!! I have plenty of those in my closet LOL

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. I could buy them all day, every day haha :)

      x Lisa

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  42. I love this so much! The older I get, the more I crave staple pieces. I'm definitely saving this for the next time I go shopping. I love your suggestion to buy things as they come to you rather than seeking out something specific at certain times of the year.

    Deanna xo
    www.luxandvitae.com

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  43. Great post, dear! Couldn't agree more with it, especially the loafers! Definitely worth the investment.

    xx, Deborah
    http://www.reveriends.com/

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  44. Loved this post! Everyone should invest in key pieces. Especially the loafers, I can't live without mine!

    xxF

    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

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  45. they are indeed keepers!
    thank you for sharing...
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    IG @grace_njio

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  46. Great post, Lisa! I recently got a pair of red loafers and now I don't know how I lived without them for so many years. I need a black pair now. Going to have a look at the pairs you linked. Xx

    Sharan Gill Blog // Instagram

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  47. I'm all about investing money in classic pieces and keeping trendy pieces affordable! Love your picks!

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Thank you! xx