My 55-Year-Old Mom Says These Are the Best Fashion Investments

I’ve been stealing my mom’s clothes and accessories probably since I was 11. Well, I guess I shouldn’t call it stealing because unlike most moms, mine actually liked when I, along with my two older sisters, raided her closet. She still does—even with the recent addition of my adolescent niece (her granddaughter), Maddy. Of course, that’s as long as we stay away from any new purchases and stick to the vintage stuff, but still, surprising, no?

While it’s true that maybe it’s because she’s not just a regular mom, she’s a cool mom, it goes beyond that. As someone who loves (and always has loved) fashion just about as much as I do—and you guys should know how much I do—she has collected so much over time that it’s rewarding to see purchases from 10, 20, and even 30 years ago still stand as not just wearable, but stylish, today. With that in mind, I thought there would be no better person to get advice from about which fashion items are the best investments and most likely to stand the test of time. To read what she had to say, and of course, shop my picks for each one, just keep scrolling.