I’m a huge fan of “fast fashion”. It plays well to my fickle and impulsive self, picking something cheap and cheerful that suits me for right now – but as I’m growing my fashion eyes (it’s a technical term, promise) I’m realising that I need more solid fashion pieces that not only sort me out now, but will be with me through all the seasons. Plus, I think my bank card needs a rest from the constant shopping I do with it, poor little plastic love!
I want to share with you my favourite investment pieces that I’ve found. Of course with better quality comes higher prices, so don’t expect to see anything here that will be cheap – but this is the point! Spending a bit more now on something that will see me through the seasons is a great investment and a wise use of my money. I’m happy to splash the cash if it’ll be a timeless item that I’ll wear again and again and again…
The Trench Coat
Everyone needs a good coat and the Trench Coat (also affectionately known as the flasher mac in my household, but I promise you the only flashing I do is to my other half – CONSENT IS SEXY) is something that never goes out of style. Every year, these beauties come into rotation and this year is no exception. To make yourself stand out from the crowd, try finding one in an unusual colour or fabric! My fave is this gorgeous blush pink one from Navabi:
The Work Dress
Picture the scene – you have a big presentation/interview/general day at work and you want to look both professional AND bangin’ but you open your wardrobe and see rows upon rows of extremely fashionable but totes not work appropes outfits. CUE PANIC MODE! This is where buying for a long term investment comes in really handy. If you have one go-to dress that is super professional but also makes you feel like a filmstar, you’ll be ready to handle anything. Anna Scholz is the queen of smart dresses, so I had to choose this absolute stunner:
The Dressy Dress
Getting invited to a flashy event is always a plus but it can be a right ‘mare to find yourself a hot, posh frock for your night out. It’s tough for a plus size girl to find herself a proper high end cocktail dress, but they do exist – you just have to look for it! I’ve done a bit of the legwork for you and found this incredible dress from Studio 8. Studio 8 nail occasionwear on a regular thanks to being a filter brand from Phase Eight, creators of some of the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever seen. I love this red lace number – super sexy!
The Denim Delight
Yeah alright, you can get jeans from anywhere and they last quite long but I’m a firm believer of having something super robust that I can dress up or down at a moment’s notice, and I’m more than happy to spend a little bit more cash on getting it. It’s a rare thing to find denim pieces in plus sizes that are premium priced, but again, the best destination for premium wear Navabi has your posh denim down to a T. These slim fit distressed jeans are so gorgeous – I know I can dress them down with metallic trainers and a floaty tee for casual Sundays, and dress them up with barely-there heels and a cami top for a night out!
What are your fave things to splash the cash on? Let me know your tips!