One of the great ongoing battles of fashion is what you should spend real money on versus what you should buy on the cheap. In a world more and more saturated with fast-fashion brands, it seems that spending as little money as possible is always the goal—but is that really smart? We know there must be at least a few items worth the splurge.
To find out just what the are, we chatted with our resident style maven, Banana Republic's Marissa Webb, who shared the pieces she thinks every woman should invest in. And guess what? She narrowed it down to six essentials that merit your hard-earned cash.
Keep scrolling to see Marissa Webb's picks for the only items you need to invest good money into!
I personally would invest in a great handbag. It’s something that you use every day and, in a neutral color, will last you for many years.
Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic Leather Shoulder Bag ($2150)
You need a beautiful pair of flats and a classic pair of heels. Select pairs that give a bit of personality to any outfit, but at the same time can be paired with almost anything. I also like to make sure I have a great pair of flats that I can wear on the days I know I’ll be on my feet all day, but still need to look dressed.
The perfect trench coat will never go out of style and is easily incorporated into many looks.
Acne Studios Friday Paper Cotton Trench Coat ($846)
Another investment piece is a great-fitting blazer that easily takes you from day to night. There are just so many ways to wear it—I personally love it to dress up a pair of jeans.
Vintage Christian Dior Double-Breasted Blazer ($580)
Celebrate something that's important to you with an investment piece you can wear everyday.
Blanca Mongrós Gómez 18-Karat Pronged Ring ($785)
Invest in a perfectly tailored little black dress, and have it ready to go in your closet. You never know when you'll need to make a quick change, and the LBD is always appropriate.