Investing in Fashion

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.

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Handbags

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!

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Jewellery

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.

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Timepieces

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.

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Trench Coat

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.

 

Leather Jacket

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?

XOXO
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9 Comments

  1. January 22, 2017 / 8:28 am

    I completely agree with you, it’s better to invest wisely and think if cost per wear. I always invest in my watches & leather jackets. I went through a phase of buying designer bags but soon sold them – I’m just not a handbag girl so it was a waste for me. I think it’s important to invest in things you love & will actually use!

  2. Kathleen
    January 22, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more, though I’m not made if money either so sometimes I find myself just daydreaming of investing in these things haha. Handbags are top for me, I’m so so desperate for a Celine bag, and when that day comes it will be a bloomin’ great day!

    Made In The 1990s

  3. January 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    These are great choices, and I agree with you totally!

  4. January 22, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Totally agree about investing in fashion, love that dress as well 🙂

    Sophie x

  5. January 22, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I do think you get what you pay for and a few good pieces will often last far, far longer and stay beautiful. Mich x

  6. January 23, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I’m a bag, jewellery and watch fanatic too. I think jewellery is always a good investment and one day hope to own a Hermes… A girl can dream.

  7. January 23, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Handbags and stylish coats are definitely very important for any woman’s wardrobe! Great post 🙂

  8. January 25, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I think it is always wise to invest in high quality, classic pieces rather than spending on trends that will soon go out of fashion that you will no longer use. Use what money you can to buy items that will last you for years to come and you will enjoy them for a long time into the future.

  9. January 26, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    You nailed it on the head, for me jackets, jewellery and sunglasses are my biggest investments and that is the way it should be. Love that tropical dress x

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