Blazers: Rag & Bone Odessa Blazer(also on sale here and here, and similar here, here, and here), Proenza Schouler Crepe Blazer(similar here and here) Button-Downs: Equipment Shirt (similar here), Chloé Cotton Shirt(Striped version here, chambray version here), 7 For All Mankind Denim Shirt(an even better one here)
Breton: Proenza Schouler Breton Tee(similar here and here), T by Alexander Wang Tank(similar here, here here, and here),T by Alexander Wang Breton tee, Skinny: J Brand Skinny Jeans, Paige Denim Edgemont Coated Jeans (similar here, here, and here), Current Elliot Skinny Jeans
Leather: J Brand Leather Pants(similar here, here, here), Helmut Lang Cropped Leather Pants(similar here), Isabel Marant Leather Track Pants(similar one here) 1. Alexander Wang ‘Hilary’ Brogues 2. Alexander Wang ‘Cori’ Boots 3. 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Alexa’ Ankle Boots(similar here, here and here)
The sales. Is it really the best time to splurge? Probably, but one thing is for sure: With all of the designer high quality basics with up to 70% off, to invest in such pieces is surely a wiser thing to do than to waste it on a truckload of high street items that will not last as long or that you might only wear once in your life.
There are a few guidelines on how not to end up broke after the sales time and I will limit myself to mention a few:
1. Investing rather than just spending. Invest only in pieces you know you will use often such as basics . As I’ve mentioned before, basics depend pretty much solely on personal style, but there might be a few pieces we all could agree we need such as: a biker jacket, a button-down, a white tee (or also black and grey), skinny jeans, leather pants, boyfriend jeans, a breton top, and the perfect tuxedo blazer. These are all pieces you can wear during any season of the year, so they will surely get a LOT of use.
2. Quality, not quantity. Splurge on one single pair of designer shoes you love instead of buying 10 from Zara. If it’s a pair of ankle boots that you can use all year round, the better.
3. The timelessness factor. Make sure that if you decide to invest on fancy shoes for special ocassions, that they have a timeless design, so that if you don’t get to wear them that often, at least you can wear them in the upcoming years without fear of them being out of style. Strappy heels, lace-up sandals, and sleek minimal mules will work out always.
4. Think neutral shades. Yup. Those colours (or lack thereof) that will never go out of style no matter the season or year. If you are going to spend big time on something, make sure it’s not in a strange colour that might not even match a single item in your wardrobe.
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