When it comes to life, it can be difficult to determine what the best investment is. With trends coming in and out, the constant FOMO, and mixed reviews, how are you supposed to know where to spend your money? Let me help you out by sharing the things that I get the most use out of in my closet or beauty cabinet for today’s Friday Five post. When it comes to investing, I didn’t have to think twice about these items!
Before I jump in, I have to caveat that no one should expect to own all these investment pieces overnight. These are items that I’ve collected and purchased over years. Probably even decades. If you’re new in your career or maybe even still in school, save up! Don’t feel pressured to buy all of these things now. Sometimes, waiting gives you more clarity on your absolute favorites anyway. I’ve also found that waiting helps me test if my taste changes over the years too. With all of the below items, I still loved them after years so I knew that they would make my list of the best investment pieces!
5 BEST INVESTMENT PIECES
1. Designer heels.
Find your designer and stick to it. Designer heels are pretty darn expensive. I get it. But if you can find a pair of heels that is comfortable, they will last you for years if not decades. You’ve probably noticed but these Valentino Rockstuds have made an appearance probably over 50 times here on the blog. The same is true in life. I find them to be incredibly comfortable and I love that I don’t have to replace them with the next season like I do my Steve Maddens. They’re also classic (with a little edge) so I don’t have to worry about them going out of style. Valentinos are legitimately my favorite purchase of all time.
2. Basic jewelry.
I’m not talking about the cheap plain stuff that’s moderately trendy and you don’t feel bad about tossing. That stuff usually tarnishes after a season. I’m talking those essential basics that you wear time and time again, year after year. The classic stacking ring or the diamond earring that you know you’ll be able to still wear when you’re 60. One of my favorite mid-tier brands for basic gold jewelry is Mejuri. Another one is Bony Levy. These are the kinds of pieces you collect one at a time over the years. Several years. Ask for them as a birthday gift or maybe even an anniversary present. Alternatively, make a wish list of a few things and set your goals to save up for them. They will mean that much more knowing you worked for it. Of course, you know I have to recommend being fiscally responsible with a day job in finance!
3. Winter coat.
While you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to stay warm during winter, there are certain classic coats that will serve you for years. To be honest, dressing for cold weather doesn’t get me excited. As a California girl, I’ve muttered “ugh” more than once when Alexa tells me the weather for the day. My approach to winter wear was to invest in one good coat that I could wear for years. Whether you have your eye on a Canada Goose or a quilted Burberry jacket (this is on my list), you can’t go wrong and the quality of these items speaks for itself. I also think it’s not only Midwest or East Coast girls who need a good coat. If you’re lucky enough to be in warmer climates, consider a lighter option for cooler nights.
4. Face oil.
You don’t just have to invest in your closet! Your skin is probably the first thing people see when they look at you (maybe your smile comes first). You guys have heard me say this over and over but face oil is the best thing you can do for your skin. It delivers the most impact while also offering anti-aging, moisturizing, and makeup hack properties. I constantly get asked for a more affordable face oil and guess what, they exist but they sure aren’t as good as this one! I also believe in investing in an entire skincare routine but baby steps.
5. Black clutch.
I debated whether or not this should be a work tote or a black clutch. After being completely happy with this affordable work tote for the last 6 months, I decided that investing isn’t really necessary for a work tote. They get so much wear and tear. You’re better off saving your money up for a classic black clutch (or whatever color you’d wear most). Matt got me this one as an anniversary gift and I’ve gotten so much wear out of it. It’s just one of those pieces that you know you can pair with everything.
What are some of the best investment pieces you own?