We’ve all had that moment. That moment when you know you shouldn’t be walking through your favorite store (but you are) AND you happen to find the cutest new t-shirt that you never knew you needed.
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The golden rule of shopping is usually walk away and if in twenty-four hours you still need the t-shirt, then consider the purchase. But, for those stuck with a closet full of random t-shirts that you don’t know how to style, here’s a new rule… Save up for investment pieces. Your wardrobe will thank you.
Investment suggestion #1: A “Going Out” Handbag
If all else fails, throw on your favorite pair of jeans, a basic tee and add a killer evening bag to complete the look. If you invest in a handbag that goes with everything, this upgrade is SO worth the splurge!
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Investment suggestion #2: A Quality Leather Jacket
A leather jacket is the ultimate cool girl staple. Not only can you throw a leather jacket on over everything from workout gear to a prom dress, but if good quality, it will also last FOREVER.
Investment suggestion #3: Nude Pumps
Nude pumps go with everything and you can almost get away with wearing them year round. Versatile and chic – enough said! Pro tip: Before investing in the perfect pair, be sure that they are comfortable!
Investment suggestion #4: Pearl Earrings
Pearl earrings are sophisticated, timeless and you’ll never want to get rid of them. Not only do pearls add instant class to any look, but they’re also a great family heirloom to eventually pass along to someone else. Pro tip: Splurging on real pearls is a guarantee that they will last longer!
Investment suggestion #5: A Dress That Can Be Dressed-up Or Down
Arguably, the most comfortable piece of clothing to throw on in the morning is a dress. Easy peasy. However, before purchasing your next dress, ask yourself these questions… Can it be dressed up AND dressed down? Can it be worn throughout multiple seasons? Will you still like it in 3 years? Is it comfortable? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, it’s a winner!
We all need a little retail therapy from time to time (you deserve it!). But remember, just because you can’t stop thinking about it doesn’t mean you should buy it.
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