As a fashion designer who can’t say no to a deal, I’ve made a few good and not so good splurges in my life. Some items I thought I needed sit in my closet collecting dust, while others have been worth the investment. Here are the tried and true items I’ve found to be worth spending a little more on:
1. Classic Jeans: I have a closet full of jeans, yet reach for the same one every time. My personal favorite is Madewell’s Skinny Skinny in a dark rinse. Madewell claims their jeans won’t stretch out, but I’ve found that they do just a little so I buy them with a snug fit. The jeans maintain their dark color well, and the denim has not worn out over many casual Fridays like some other brands do. Madewell’s jeans also aren’t ridiculously priced, and they send out coupons once you join their mailing list.
Its also worth having your jeans hemmed or tailored to fit just right if you’re going to wear them hundreds of times!
2. A Tan Wedge: A tan wedge is my go-to for summer looks. Tan is a great neutral that matches almost everything, and the wedge looks great with everything from skinny black work pants, to jeans, to sundresses.The wedge is less risky than a heel, especially for summer outings (hello grass!). The key is to find one that fits well and is comfortable to walk in. I’ve worn out my favorite pair the past few summers and finally found a replacement. Do you see the sole on these things?
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