10 Investment Pieces
You’ll Have Forever
Throwing down for season-specific trendy pieces is a gamble. There’s no way to really predict what will be a long-term relationship and what will be no more than a one-weekend stand. But playing it smart doesn’t have to mean playing it safe. The real classics are the pieces that make you fall a little bit in love every time you open your closet.
QUILTED CROSSBODYWHAT GOES AROUND COMES
AROUND Chanel 2.55 bag
It’s the classic ladylike crossbody bag that put crossbody bags on the map in the first place.
BRETON STRIPESG. LABEL Mindy
A timeless turtleneck plus sailor stripes is a recipe for styling success. This G. Label version with its gilded buttons takes the cake. The croissants, too.
CHARM NECKLACEHOORSENBUHS necklace
More statement-making than your daintiest jewelry but no less wearable, this eighteen-karat yellow-gold lock necklace works, well, like a charm. (And with just about every tee, blouse, and LBD you own.)
CLASSIC TIMEPIECEBOB’S WATCHES rolex
It’s about time you picked up a luxury watch. Do your wrist a favor and invest in a (vintage) Rolex.
TAILORED TROUSERSOFFICINE GENERALE pants
When in doubt, tailored trousers are just as easy as your cigarette jeans, except dressier and, yes, even sexier.
SIGNET RINGKIM DUNHAM ring
A far cry from your dad’s pinkie ring, Kim Dunham’s signets are the slickest, chicest on the planet. (See those arrows? They’re hand-engraved.)
versatile skirtJOSEPH skirt
We’re here for the artfully designed wrap detail (so pretty) and that no-fail neutral hue. It’s an indispensable investment piece if we ever saw one.
MODERN TRENCHG. LABEL SHAUN
Classic, contoured, and impossibly cozy—what else could you need/want/look for in a cashmere trench coat? We repeat, cashmere trench coat.
POINTY PUMPSBOTTEGA VENETA pumps
Matches Fashion, $567
There are pumps, and then there are stealthily sexy, Italian-made leather slingbacks of the iconic Bottega Veneta variety.
BALLET FLATSREPETTO slippers
What can we say? Heritage speaks for itself. These chic slippers have been going strong since 1947. Also a plus: They’re made, lovingly, in Paris.