Why You Should Be Spending More Than You Think On Wardrobe Investment Pieces

Investment Pieces

Statement pieces - we all covet them, whether it's a Chanel Jumbo 2.55 classic bag, a pair of red-soled Louboutins or that Burberry trench you saw in the pages of Vogue. What often stops us is the initial cost of these pieces. So if I told you that you should be spending more money on these types of items, you might be shocked. But before you make your final decision, hear me out by reading the post below. 

A statement piece is for life, not just for Christmas

When buying items like jackets, bags, and shoes, you should really be thinking in the long-term. That means an expensive statement piece should never just be a whim or pandering to a particular trend. Instead, it should be an item that you will keep and wear forever. If you see it as an investment, the price tag becomes less significant. In fact some items, if kept in good condition, increase in value over time. 

You do the maths

Think of the value of an item in your wardrobe not as how much it costs in total, but as the cost divided by the number of times you will wear it. That means that if an item is priced at £2000, it may at first seem too expensive to purchase. However, if you divide it by the number of times you are likely to wear it over a lifetime, then the actual cost per wear comes down to something much more reasonable. So reasonable in fact, that it may just be worth eating beans on toast for the rest of the month, or looking into online unsecured loans to make that purchase. 

It’s about quality, not quantity

Of course, when buying statement or invest pieces, quality is vital. Partly because you want it to last for as long as possible to get your money's worth, and partly because you want it to look great for the entire time you own it. Statement pieces really represent this value for money. In a way, spending more on a durable item can help you avoid the false economy of a bargain piece that won't stand the test of time. 

Style is a way of showing who you are without saying anything 

It's also important not to scrimp on investment pieces in your wardrobe because style isn't just about looking good. It's about feeling good and it's a very visual way of showing people who you are without uttering a word. What we wear and how we wear it can tell others a lot about ourselves, including our financial situation, our style credentials, and how we see the world. So invest in your own image!

Funding artisans

Statement pieces are often made by artisans with processes that are dying out. That is another reason why you should be spending more than you think of these items. You're helping to preserve endangered crafts and skills and providing a decent living for the craft people involved in making them. Of course, it always a good idea to do your homework to check which of the designers you are interested in purchasing from have the best pay and condition policy. So you know that at least some of your money is going towards making craft workers live better. 

Look fabulous, feel fabulous  

Lastly, you should be spending more on investment pieces because, very simply, buying something that is a little luxurious shows that we value ourselves. It also has the amazing effect of making us look fabulous and feel fabulous. Even on a bad hair day or when it’s pouring down with rain. Something that can be truly priceless, especially if we have an important meeting or that special someone to see. 

Throw caution to the wind and truly enjoy those classic items that will serve your and your wardrobe for the rest of your life. 


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