Style Theory: Turning 40 in a couple of days has made me re-think my wardrobe. I am most definitely an impulse buyer, driven by trends more than saving for that all important investment piece. I really wish I could tell my 20 year old self not to buy so many cheap items but while I had some money hold out and invest in a few key pieces that I would still be wearing 15-20 years on and more. So here is my dream investment item list with a little outfit inspiration thrown in...
|Chanel Classic Flap Bag £3075|
So expensive, so timeless, so elegant, I am so never going to own one of these but a girl can have it on her dream list.
It looks good on..
Next the iconic Burberry Mac..
|Burberry Classic Westminster Trench Coat £1195|
My sister was bought a Burberry trench this Christmas by her lovely husband, so I had a trying on session.. It is just gorgeous, a real classic, timeless coat. She bought it in the stone colour and a slightly shorter version as we are all a little small in our family and the shorter version suited her petite frame. It is so beautifully made, the cut is outstanding and fabric sits perfectly...
Next a Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Leopard print scarf. Leopard print is now a neutral in the fashion world, this scarf would go with any coat, wear in the winter or in the summer as a sarong. It is oversized and a gorgeous mix of cashmere and silk...
|Louis Vuitton Leopard Stole £510|
These scarves have been around since 2006 and are a classic. Of course you can find fabulous tributes on the high street and I think, for me, a tribute of this is good enough..
Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, slick, stylish and forever cool. These shoes, as long as you take care of them, will see you through season after season...
|Christian Louboutin at Net A Porter £425|
These are so flattering on your leg and look as good with an evening dress as with distressed boyfriend jeans.
Chanel pumps, a timeless, elegant item of footwear that will not date..
|Chanel Ballet Flats from £385|
Wear summer or winter (dry days only) wear with dresses or jeans, always chic!
That little turquoise box from Tiffany's always excites and contains little treasures..I love this gold bracelet, understated but elegant..
|Tiffany T Narrow Wire Bracelet £895|
Or look for something vintage, I am looking for a beautiful vintage ring, I adore large, cocktail style rings that will stand the test of time. Try independent jewellers or John Lewis has a fabulous range of vintage jewellery (normally better in store than online)
|John Lewis Vintage Brooch £105|
Finally Chanel costume jewellery..this is my favourite and utterly timeless range..
|Chanel Diamante Signature Jewellery from £255|
I had a pair of these earrings when I was younger, I lost them as I do with all my earrings..so now I have one..
Of course I could go on with my list, Max Mara camel coat, Celine coat, Isabel Marant trainers, Chanel Jacket, Chloe bag etc etc it is quite endless but the items above are my top buys if could I turn back the clock to my working days when I just had myself and my rent to pay for..however there is still time to reign in the impulse buys and focus on the classics!
Do you have any investment items you adore, what would be your top 5 classic buys?
As always I would love to hear your comments and thoughts, until next time Frances xxx