How I’m Building My Investment Wardrobe


As I’ve gotten older, I’ve actually purchased less. I know what you may be thinking, “Kristina, what are you talking about, you buy things all the time.” While I won’t disagree with you–this girl definitely knows how to feel spendy–I have to say, that I purchase less (quantity) though I may on occasion spend more.

 

Why?

 

Because I am more interested in investment pieces that will last me a decade, rather than a season.

Because I am more interested in saving up for a purchase than I am blowing the same amount on hauls of clothing that I may wear once, or *gulp* admittedly never at all.

 

But that isn’t my only secret.

One can’t transform one’s wardrobe overnight from fast-fashion to investment closet. If you can, more power to you! I can’t bring myself to do so, nor could I afford it!

 

Instead, I slowly add pieces to my collection that will work, with anything. Black jeans. These gorgeous black loafers will literally never go out of style.

 

And then here’s the kicker: I will buy less than a handful of “on-trend” fast-fashion pieces that I know will be out of style in a few years, just to keep my look current. This sweater is an example. Affordable, cosy, well-made, but not with a designer price tag because let’s be honest: will this be in fashion in ten years? No.

A grey suede bag and black horse-bit loafers on the other hand? Timeless.

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  • Lacey Timony 👩🏼‍💻

    I’ve been starting to do the same. I’ve recently purchased similar loafers. Maybe it’s a sign of being in your 30s haha!

  • Ebecks

    I’m 30 and a Nanny. I cleared my closet earlier this year. I’ve been adding in items that are investments but they are timeless. As I pack my bags for bags for vacation I notice everything goes with everything. Multi purphose is key. Anything that is trendy is cheap and not a loss if it goes to threads.

  • Ebecks

    Im 30 and a Nanny. Earlier this year I cleared most of my closet. Since then I’ve replaced everything with investment items. Timeless items I can dress up or down. I love every item in my closet now!

    • Definitely! It’s a nice thing about being in your 30’s or older, for sure!

  • Sarah Ward Carnes

    Love this! This is something that I have been wanting to do and have been working towards. Right now, I’m borderline minimalist. I prefer to buy that one pair of more expensive shoes that will go with everything and last me for a few years. I’m still trying to improve though, because I’m also frugal and find myself sometimes buying items that are cheap and then regretting it when they don’t last. I don’t have a lot of quantity, but would still like to replace and add more quality! Would love to see you talk more about this 🙂

    • I fall into the same trap at times, too Sarah! But I find that if I just add the items to my cart, then give myself a 48 hour spending freeze on said purchase, I rarely go back and take the plunge on the fast-fashion items. But the investments stick around in my mind for longer! Although, I will usually take much longer than 48 h to commit to a big purchase like that.

  • Launi Joy

    I love love the sweater, saw it in the log and on your bed post. Be still my heart. I love this outfit. Exactly my style! Although with one income I am a thirft shopper a girl as always dream

  • Heather Nicole Rosa

    Do you still have your Chloe Susanna boots? What do you think of them as an investment piece? I’ve always loved them but was hesitant to purchase because I was afraid of it being too trendy, but I still want to buy them.

    • Absolutely! They were one of my first investment pieces along with my Chanel espadrilles. These three pairs of shoes are pretty much all I wear nowadays! LOVE my Susanna’s. I want them in every color!

  • Lauren Beth

    Hey Kristina! Where is the Apple Watch necklace from? I know you mentioned it in Vlogmas but couldn’t remember the brand. Thanks 🙂 Lauren

  • Suzanne Hartwick Maraday

    Hi Kristina, Just curious…in what price range do you consider an item to be an investment piece? Or rather, at what price point does an item cross over into the investment range? Sorry, not sure if I’m being clear in what I’m asking, lol. And I’m totally missing your daily vlogs!

  • Nicole Hemrová

    Hi! I’m actually just starting to build my wardrobe and I definitely aim to make it a timeless “investment” wardrobe for the most part. It would be really great if you could write a post/make a video about the basic pieces that should be in anyone’s closet. I’d love a little inspiration from you, as I grew up in a fashion no too friendly enviroment and basically have no clue about style.. I know you already made a video about 5basics, but would love to know more!

  • @LadyHattie

    I totally agree. Wish I would have started earlier. I think of all the money I would have saved. Look forward to your future posts. 💜

  • This is something I would love to do, too! I want pieces with timeless style and good quality.