A good investment yields a profitable return, and fashion is no exception. Though some pieces are only trendy for a short-lived period, it’s important to have some perfect garments in your possession. Sewists have the upper hand, with the ability to create their own best fit from high-quality materials and fabric to the actual silhouette and the shape.
Good fashion pieces must be constructed well, and there’s no way around that. The pieces below are closet staples worth the extra construction, time, and money. They’ll last for seasons to come, and with thoughtful craftsmanship, they’re worth the trouble. Style requires strategy, so let’s build the strong offense required to be effortlessly stylish every day.
1. Power Suit
The power suit is a touchdown when worn together and separately. For the top half, opt for a blazer in quality suiting material or an alternate fabric of choice like leather or even linen for the warmer months. Tailor the style to your personal preference, whether that’s slim fit, relaxed, longline, or anything in between that fits your shape or lifestyle. For the bottom half, it’s best to make trousers that will cater to numerous aspects of your life from day to night. A carrot pant will work for some, while a wide-leg style will work better for others.
2. Button Up
The button-up is a certified classic, and it’s not going anywhere. Draft your perfect fit, then take the time to invest in quality materials. The better the fabric and buttons, the longer the garment will last and last well. Silk and other luxury fabrics will help to achieve a chic finish that adds class and sophistication when wanted. Opt for a high-quality shirting fabric to achieve a more casual button-up perfect for more modern yet casual outfits.
A versatile topcoat is worth the investment. It’s transeasonal and perfect for a variety of different weather conditions, from rain to snow. The color and silhouette are important, so stay neutral with the color if you want to get the most use out of this item. Your best bet? Try a khaki or navy twill.
4. Luxe Knits
Whether it’s a sweater or a co-ord in cashmere or another reliable knit, it will outlast the test of time when taken care of. Good knitwear is worth the splurge and certainly worth the time and extra money spent to create it. A matching lounge set or separates pair well with everything while also looking ultra-sleek.
5. Staple Denim
Denim is one staple that you can always rely on. Since lockdown, it’s been apparent that a looser style is what we’re all in need of, so opt for the best quality denim fabric you can get and then choose a relaxed jean style that satisfies your denim needs. I would suggest a high rise with a straight leg, but any style will hit the mark as long as you’re happy with the fit and design.
Quality pieces may take some time to craft and perfect, but once you’ve got them nailed down, you’re likely to wonder how you ever lived without them.
What’s your favorite splurge-worthy fashion piece?