You Asked, We Answered: The 5 Pieces Worth Investing In Now

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I wholeheartedly believe it's important to invest in classic pieces that you will wear forever. Personally, I tend to invest in shoes and scrimp on my clothes, but there are exceptions — like a great black blazer that goes with everything.
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Jennifer M., from Charleston, SC, asks, "I’m getting to a point where I’m ready to start investing in a few classic items that I can wear and have forever. What are the five items that I should be saving up for?"
For the pieces that'll last through every season, here are the five that I think should be in everybody's closet, ahead.
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A great black blazer. I have this one from Helmut Lang and wear it year-round, at least twice a week. So while it was a splurge, the cost per wear is not so bad at all.
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A pair of sandals in black patent leather. I live in mine. In the winter, I pair them with tights and in the warmer months, I wear them with everything. I bought mine nearly three years ago and still think it was one of my all-time best purchases.
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The perfect little black dress. For any occasion where you feel like you have absolutely nothing to wear, this is it. An LBD should make you feel amazing. If it doesn’t fit perfectly, don’t buy it — or take it to a great tailor. See how I wear mine to work, here.
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A pair of leopard heels. I know these aren't exactly a basic, but animal prints never go out of style and a good pair of leopard pumps goes with absolutely everything.
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A great bag. Buy the best bag you can afford and wear it every day. This designer tote is one of my prized possessions. No matter what I’m wearing, it makes me feel put-together.
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