As it happens, I personally believe in investment shopping. When making new purchases, I consider factors like quality over quantity and cost per wear each time I buy something new, and I tend to skip over super-trendy pieces that won’t have a long shelf life. To find out which shopping picks we’re braced to see more of next year (i.e., what’s gonna stick around), I asked a handful of stylish fashion girls to weigh in about the investment pieces they’re already gunning for in 2019.
I’ve posed the question before, but right now I’m interested to find out which direction the fashion needle will be moving in a couple of months. It turns out that boots and jewelry are top of mind, with accessories from Chanel continuing to be among the most wanted items for the fashion set. So, what are the best new investment pieces worth adding to your shopping cart for the New Year? Ahead, see the items fashion girls will be buying in 2019—and scroll to the end to see which are on my list.
"It may seem silly to call a tee an investment, but I don't necessarily consider a $90 T-shirt to be pocket change! Still, I'm eyeing this one from Are You Am I, and to be totally transparent, it's because it looked really good in this Instagram photo, and I've previously been pleasantly surprised at the high quality of Are You Am I's fabrics. This will definitely be my next buy from them."
"I have a bunch of piercings at this point, and yet I still don't wear them most days because I haven't found the perfect earrings for them. In 2019, I'd really like to get to the point of having an ear full of high-quality pieces that I adore and never take off, ideally from The Last Line."
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"I don't wear much jewelry, but on the rare occasion that I cross paths with something that speaks to me, I'll hold out for a couple weeks to make sure it's something that I really love and will wear forever. These Baroque pearl earrings from Sophie Buhai are currently on my mind."
"I feel like my 2019 list consists of things I've been marinating on for a while. I think it's time to invest in the wrap watch."
"I would love to invest in some snake-print pants for this winter because they are the perfect pick for a going-out outfit while it is below 35 degrees out. Paired with a chic turtleneck and heels, you'll be good to go and not freezing your butt off in a minidress!"
"I feel like a slip dress in a deep plum color makes for the perfect festive dress. I've been eyeing this one and really want to splurge on it. Paired with tall boots and a faux-fur coat or turtleneck underneath, it could make for the perfectly chic holiday look while remaining warm and comfortable."