As I get older, I’ve found myself investing in certain fashion pieces over fast fashion. Whilst I love styling up different trends which are easily accessible from the high street. I really do believe spending a little bit more money on high-quality items is very much worth it. Especially if that item is going to last you a lifetime.
I thought I would put together a little guide of items I personally think are very much worth investing in. I’m 22 years old and not made of money, so I only do own a few items from my own guide so this is sort of a life wishlist for myself too.
I’m obviously going to start with handbags as they are my thing. Since I was about 13, I was completely obsessed with handbags and dreamed of owning a designer bag. However, I spent a lot of my pocket money on cheap handbags. The handles would break or the lining would tear after a month. Not Good!
In the past couple of years, I have acquired a couple of different high-end bags which are made with high-quality leather. I can honestly see them lasting a lifetime. More often than not, high-end bags come with at least a one year guarantee as well as really great customer service which will offer repairs if anything did ever go wrong. My advice would be to choose a classic style and try and stay away from the IT bag of the moment. Pick something that you think you will always wear, even when you are 40. If you can afford it, go for a Birkin handbag from Hermes. I’ve read they are a better investment than gold!
I’m not sure if it comes across in my outfit posts but I don’t tend to wear a lot of jewellery. I try and keep It simple, I always go for wearing silver and I’ve been fortunate to have quite a few pieces from Tiffany & Co which I hope to keep collecting in the future. Jewellery is always going to be a good investment, especially if diamonds are involved.
Everyone needs a watch in their life and I dream of one day owning a Rolex watch. The likelihood of this ever happening is pretty slim but maybe I have seen some pretty amazing second hand watches which are slightly cheaper. Luxury watches are another statement item which are such a great investment to last a lifetime.
I guess owning a trench coat isn’t on everyone’s wishlist but I think owning a really decent coat in general, is important. Something made from high-quality material that fits well and is durable would be worth investing in. I personally would love to own a Burberry trench coat. I’ve eyed them up in the sales and at Bicester Village before. It’s definitely a piece that would last you a really long time and the style is so timeless and stylish.
At the moment, I am currently looking for the perfect leather jacket. I’ve bought quite a few faux leather jackets in the past costing about £60 per jacket which the material deteriorated and cracked. I’ve actually got a new one from ASOS which was around £30 and quite good quality to tide me over. However, I’ve been looking at this genuine leather jacket from Mango which is currently discounted to £99! Not too bad and hopefully it would last a lot longer as it’s genuine leather.
What are your thoughts on investing in fashion? Do you think it’s worth it? Have you invested in any high-end pieces?