I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Investment pieces are essential. There have been plenty of times in the past where I will purchase something just to have it, but regret it later because it wasn’t a smart investment. At this point I prefer to spend more on pieces I know will get lots of use. Take for example this black leather jacket from Club Monaco (last seen here). It has become my go-to jacket for daily use.
Because this is an investment piece, I wanted to make sure I would get enough use out of it, and I definitely have. Today’s look is about dressing up a black leather jacket. Sure it’s just a head-to-toe black ensemble, but the black skinny jeans and black pumps make the look so much more chic. Before purchasing an investment piece, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
- Is this an item I will wear one, five, ten years from now?
- Do the fit and quality live up to my expectations? If not, keep looking.
- Are there multiple ways to wear the piece? My only exception to this rule is a dress. If you want to invest in a dress, I would make sure it can be worn to at least 3 different types of events (ie. wedding, gala, formal party)
Jacket: Club Monaco c/o | Sweater: Everlane | Jeans: Zara (similar) | Heels: Christian Louboutin (similar) | Handbag: Chanel (similar) |
Sunglasses: Celine (similar) | Watch: Larsson & Jennings (similar) | Bracelet: Similar