When it comes to creating the perfect wardrobe, it's all about finding balance. There will be classics you turn to season after season, but likewise, every few months, we're partial to picking out a trend piece to mix things up. We've explained before that the 80/20 wardrobe formula is what chic women swear by, touching on both investment pieces and fast-fashion buys. So when it comes time to break it down, what are the pieces we're always willing to splurge on?
We polled our editors to find out what they like to save up for and why, and a few patterns emerged from the results. In the end, there were five major categories that we tend to splurge on, for reasons that range from a need for comfort to a desire for something that will stand the test of time.
Curious to see what topped our list? See the five things our editors save up for, and shop them for yourself!
While we'll never say no to a great statement bag at any price, editors noted that since they tend to carry bags for long periods of time, spending more on a well-made classic is worth the splurge.
A major statement bag you can wear with anything.
This mini bag is tons of fun.
Mix things up with this quirky wrist bag.
Many editors stressed that when it comes to footwear, quality is key. One noted that nicer shoes tend to hold up longer and "can make even a tee and jeans look amazing." Another noted that compared to other items, it's easier to tell the quality of shoes.
Eery wardrobe needs a great pair of statement boots.
Polished heels can up any outfit.
Comfort is key when it comes to shopping heels.
According to our editors, luxe underwear is a must. "It's a special treat," says one editor. Of fancy bras, another notes, "The girls deserve it."
When it comes to jackets, for our editors, it's all about standing out from the crowd. "A strong jacket can be the hero item of your look and will make you stand out."
A luxe biker jacket adds that cool factor to any ensemble.
This statement jacket is a must for fall.
The unexpected cut of this jacket makes it a standout choice.
When it comes to true blues, some editors noted that they felt like more expensive denim tended to hold its shape the best.
Nothing is better than jeans that fit just right.
A classic fit with an updated twist.