Every season presents the temptation to buy new clothes, but loading up on all the latest trends may not offer the best return on your investment—especially if they're "perfect" outfits you only wear once or twice.
A closet bulging with the hottest looks from seasons past is liable to make you feel like you have nothing to wear once the moment has passed. (Not to mention, too many trendy spends make it harder to see the staples in your wardrobe.)
But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a pretty penny to cultivate a closet with significant style. Instead, think of an investment piece in terms of its versatility and value when it comes to making you look your best, on more occasions than one.
“Investment pieces are not the most expensive in your closet,” says Lisa Axelson, the creative director/senior vice president of design for Ann Taylor. “They are perfect pieces that offer a lot of versatility. Like the pants you feel confident and comfortable in, they are the best friends you go back to again and again,” she says.
To help you get more bang for your fashion buck, Axelson shares her wisdom for making wardrobe buys with enduring value. Here, her seven recommendations that “earn their keep as an investment” and belong in every woman’s repertoire.
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