When it comes to fashion, I pride myself on being a savvy shopper who is seriously budget conscious. I rarely spend a lot of money on pieces for my wardrobe unless they fall into three specific categories. As many women know — quality staple items for the wardrobe are worthy of spending a bit of extra money. Check out the top three fashion pieces on our list.
For any woman, a coat represents an essential item that will be worn quite frequently when out and about in the winter chill. Regardless of what you choose to wear underneath, the winter coat must be on point. It is one of the first things people will see during the cold months of the year, so you want to make the best possible impression via this garment. Seek out quality name brands in classic styles and colors. If you follow this advice your winter coat will be versatile enough to get you through many seasons. What is the ideal time to buy? Toward the end of the season — right before or after Christmas when prices have been slashed. Even if you spend $500 on a coat at the beginning of the season — if you choose a classic look you will definitely get your money’s worth.
I admit it — I got my first training bra in the 4th grade. I learned the importance of this specific item early on from two very smart women — my mother and grandmother. When it comes to combating the effects of gravity — a good supportive bra is key — from the time you first start wearing a bra and throughout the stages of adulthood. In the past, I tried to go the super cheap route in this area, and the bras did not hold up well or the support offered left much to be desired. A good bra is not something that is made on the cheap — quality undergarments are always best.
Women around the world carry handbags every single day. For many us — the handbag we select is a reflection of our personality or individual sense of style. I’ve been on both sides of the handbag spectrum — picking up cheap versions from discount stores and purchasing designer bags from high end department stores. I have to say — leather Louis Vuitton and Chanel handbags are worth every penny. I have a handful of designer bags that I use all the time. These bags hold up to abuse and still look as good as the day that I bought them. Along the lines of any purchase — know what you are getting before swiping your credit card. Avoid trendy styles — instead opt for timeless fashion pieces that will continue to look great and perform over the years.