14 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying

14 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying
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There are two kinds of shoppers in this world. There are thoughtful, investment-driven shoppers who strategically fill their closets with pieces they’ll wear again and again. Then, there are the rest of us: impulsive, trend-driven shoppers who can’t resist a summer sale—even when we know that $35 shirt we just bought will only make it out of the closet once or twice a year. (“But what if I need it later??”)

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Though I fall in the latter category, I often find myself relying on my tried-and-true basics. When I’m making a mad dash for my front door in the morning, throwing together a few investment pieces is a lot easier than assembling a full-blown outfit. It is in these hectic, hurried moments that I fully appreciate how essential these wardrobe essentials are. They keep me looking stylish on my busiest (and laziest) days—plus, they go great with the bolder, trendier pieces in my wardrobe.

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Here, a roundup of 13 splurge-worthy investment pieces you won’t regret buying. Though these pieces are a little (OK, a lot) more expensive than what you’d snag at your favorite summer sale, they’ll pay for themselves in no time. Since they’re high-quality, you won’t have to replace them every few years—plus, you can wear them all the time.

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STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | Staple Shirtdress
Staple Shirtdress

You can take this dress anywhere—no matter the season.

Striped Clean Shirtdress, $138 at Theory.

Photo: Theory.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | Classic Pumps
Classic Pumps

Who can say no to Louboutins?

Pigalle Follies, $695 at Christian Louboutin.

Photo: Christian Louboutin.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Everyday Tote
The Everyday Tote

A tote big enough to hold all your stuff—and stylish enough to pair with any outfit.

Brandy Triangle Tote, $745 at Mansur Gavriel.

Photo: Mansur Gavriel.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Leather Jacket
The Leather Jacket

You'll wear this for decades.

Short Black Leather Biker Jacket, $3,287 at Saint Laurent.

Photo: Saint Laurent.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Perfect Jean
The Perfect Jean

The secret to stylish, no-fuss dressing.

Wedgie Fit Straight Jeans, $80 at Levi's.

Photo: Levi's.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Sexy Strappy Sandal
A Sexy Strappy Sandal

Everyone needs at least one pair.

Palais Sandals, $777 at Gianvito Rossi.

Photo: Gianvito Rossi.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Black Blazer
The Black Blazer

Toss it over anything you're wearing for an instantly polished look.

Oversized Double-Breasted Wool Blazer, $2,395 at Balmain.

Photo: Balmain.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | Floral Dress
Floral Dress

Necessary for brunches, weddings, and smei-formal outdoor parties.

Radiate Flounce Shit Dress, $475 at Zimmermann.

Photo: Zimmermann.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Solid Pair of Flats
A Solid Pair of Flats

Comfortable, stylish, practical.

Leather Horsebit Loafer, $730 at Gucci.

Photo: Gucci.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Rainy-Day Trench
A Rainy-Day Trench

A must-have transitional piece for spring and fall.

The Long Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat, $1,990 at Burberry.

Photo: Burberry.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The All-Important LBD
The All-Important LBD

No explanation necessary.

Dress, $275 at Halston.

Photo: Halston.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Neutral Clutch
A Neutral Clutch

For any formal occasions you have coming up.

Cahier Bag, $2,490 at Prada.

Photo: Prada.
STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The White Button-Up
The White Button-Up

Dress this timeless classic down or up as you see fit.

Slim Signature Silk Shirt, $214 at Equipment.

Photo: Equipment.
Black bootie
The Black Bootie

It goes with everything and you'll go everywhere in it.

Carter Boot, $395 at Loeffler Randall

Photo: Loeffler Randall

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  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | Classic Pumps
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Everyday Tote
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Leather Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Perfect Jean
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Sexy Strappy Sandal
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The Black Blazer
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | Floral Dress
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Solid Pair of Flats
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Rainy-Day Trench
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The All-Important LBD
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | A Neutral Clutch
  • STYLECASTER | 13 Investment Pieces You Won’t Regret Buying | The White Button-Up
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