Investment Pieces To Buy In The Sales (That Will Last You Past 2020)
In the past, when we were deep in a mulled-wine-and-mince-pie fogs, mining the Boxing Day sales was a given, as was convincing ourselves we absolutely
must have everything simply because it’s half price. “It’s a bargain!”, we’d cry, despite knowing the piece would be relegated to the back of our wardrobe in no time.
This year though, we’re trying to be more mindful about the way we shop the sales. We’re investing in pieces that are timeless (think breton striped tees and camel coats), or multi-functioning (think dresses that work just as well in summer as they do for party season), with sustainability, longevity, and responsibility in mind.
Click through to see the sales pieces we’ll be investing in this year, that will last far longer than a mindless panic buy.
Arket’s Merino jumper is a classic. Who doesn’t come back to breton stripes again and again?
Arket Merino Marinière Jumper, $47, available at Arket
Alexachung’s polka dot dress works on so many levels. We’re going to be wearing box fresh kicks with it in spring, Birkenstocks and a basket bag in summer, ankle boots and thick black tights in autumn, and sparkly Mary Janes for New Year’s Eve. It’s the dress that keeps on giving.
ALEXACHUNG Ruffled polka-dot dress, $315, available at Net-A-Porter
COS makes some of the best coats on the high street, with cut and quality sitting heads above the rest. This pea coat is an enduring favourite.
COS SHORT WOOL PEA COAT, $105, available at COS
Danish brand Ganni makes the perfect floral dresses, and this one will see us everywhere from picnics in the park to our best friend’s wedding.
Ganni Kochhar floral-print washed-silk wrap dress, $275, available at Net-A-Porter
Topshop Boutique still has it. This contemporary take on the timeless trench coat feels super fresh.
Topshop Boutique Trench Coat by Boutique, $60, available at Topshop
With the news that Raf Simons has left Calvin Klein, it’s time to invest in the designer’s past collections. This pop art Andy Warhol clutch is a keeper.
Calvin Klein Andy Warhol Foundation printed leather pouch, $183, available at Net-A-Porter
H&M Premium has some of the best workwear around. Wear this shirt with cigarette trousers and loafers for a casual 9-5 look.
H&M Pima Cotton Shirt, $25, available at H&M
A classic black blazer is a wardrobe staple, but Racil’s velvet number is perfect for every soirée in the calendar. Oh and it works just as well in the boardroom, too.
Racil Double Breasted Shawl Collar Silk Blend Velvet Blazer, $360, available at Browns
We’ll wear this with knee high boots and a roll neck underneath in the chillier months, then come summer with our favourite sandals.
COS V-BACK SLEEVELESS DRESS, $35, available at COS
Cashmere from Bella Freud for under £200? Count us in.
Bella Freud Cashmere sweater, $170, available at Net-A-Porter
Leopard print ankle boots have somehow made their way into the staple footwear category alongside lace up boots, classic black courts, and chunky trainers. This pair from Office are a great purchase.
Office Auburn High Cut Unlined Boots Leopard Flocked Suede, $48, available at Office
From skinny to kick-flare, denim trends come and go – but these classic straight legs from Frame will see you through them all.
Frame Le Original cropped high-rise straight-leg jeans, $168, available at Net-A-Porter
Everyone needs a power shouldered suit jacket, and H&M’s rust-hued piece is pitch perfect.
H&M Fitted Wool Jacket – Premium, $60, available at H&M
Manolo Blahniks aren’t just for Christmas, they’re for life. Channel your inner Carrie circa Season 2 of SATC.
Manolo Blahnik Manolo Blahnik black and grey vasliev 105 satin pumps, $397.5, available at Browns
Checked blazers aren’t going anywhere, and this Topshop Boutique jacket is dreamy. Tees and rollnecks worn underneath look just as good as white shirts and lightweight knitwear.
Topshop Boutique Check Mensy Blazer by Boutique, $55, available at Topshop
A low-heeled tan boot with last you years, and this pair from accessories designer of the moment, Dorateymur, are top of our sales wish list.
Dorateymur Han textured-leather ankle boots, $210, available at Net-A-Porter
Whistles’s mohair knit comes in Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral, so it will be just as relevant this time next year.
Whistles Sophia Mohair Sweater, $69, available at Whistles
A camel coat from Stella McCartney? The ultimate sustainable investment.
Stella McCartney Twill Overcoat, $762, available at MatchesFashion.com
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