With fall on the horizon, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about—what else?—shopping, but there’s also a good chance you’re not exactly thrilled with the idea of racking up a whole new wardrobe just because the season’s changing. A solid compromise, we’ve found, is to harness that eagerness to spend and buy yourself something that’s not only special, but that’ll go the distance.
If you’re thinking about shelling out for something new, here are a few things to splurge on that you’ll wear for seasons (if not years) to come.
Get custom-fitted for the perfect pair of jeans
Even if you regularly spring for $250 designer jeans, it's not a given they'll fit you the way the right pair is supposed to. Instead of ransacking Bloomingdales' denim bar, you might want to think about getting custom fitted.
Bespoke jeans don't come cheap—most modern companies start at $300 pair—but it's a solid solution if you find yourself spending ungodly amounts of money of denim (and alterations) and still don't own that desert-island pair.
3x1: This New York-based brand—founded by Scott Morrison of Paper, Denim, & Cloth and Earnest Sewn fame—sells limited-edition jeans ($295-$475), custom-made jeans ($525-$750) and bespoke jeans ($1,200 and up.) Interested? You can book an appointment online.
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Love diamonds? Buy one for yourself.
Contrary to popular belief, not all diamonds are OTT decadent. If you classify as a jewelry girl, there are plenty of delicate pieces that use small stones and don't require a payment plan to own. As much fun as it is to load up on costume jewelry, sometime there's nothing like the real thing.
Minor Obsessions Polka Dot White Diamond Ring, $375; at Minor Obsessions
Lulu Frost Exclamation Point Stud With Diamond, $350; at Ylang23
Alex and Chloe Liz Ring with Inverted Black Diamond, $240; at Alex and Chloe
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Horizontal Bar Bracelet with Diamond, $188; at Shopbop
Hirotaka Ear Cuff With Pavé Diamonds, $425; at Barneys
Get a custom bra fitting, or splurge on a special piece
They say 80% of women are technically wearing the wrong size bra, and that the right one can drastically improve the way you look in clothes. Whether you buy it or not, you do probably want a bra that fits, right? Most fine lingerie boutiques offer custom sizing services, but if you'd rather start small, sites like True & Co. help narrow down what styles will work for you using a pointed questionnaire.
If you already know your size, splurging on a special piece is a nice treat
Fleur Du Mal Lace Bondage Triangle Bra $125; at Fleur Du Mal
La Perla Neoprene Desire Triangle Bra, $554; at La Perla
SKIVVIES Honeysuckle Bondage Bra, $108; at Nasty Gal
Agent Provocateur Axis guipure lace and tulle briefs, $170; at Net-a-Porter
Start saving for one special fall accessory
Even if you don't run out and buy a whole new wardrobe, why not start saving now for one super-special fall piece? We suggest something that can be used daily, like a bag or a pair of boots.
Saint Laurent Monogram Printed Leather Clutch, $1,290; at Net-a-Porter
3.1 Phillip Lim Soleil Small Bucket Drawstring Bag, $895; at Shopbop
Laurence Decade 'Glenn' Boots, $702; at Farfetch
Burberry Small Ashby Bag in Suede Fringe and Canvas Check, $1,150; at Burberry
Rag & Bone Steel Boot, $550; at
STEELE BOOT – BLACK
Anya Hindmarch Smiley Maxi Featherweight Ebury, $1,550; at Anya Hindmarch