Five Pieces to Invest in this Season

It’s true: we’ve all overspent on a shopping trip in our lives (some of us have done it more often than others!). But while getting bargain deals and splurging on the newest trends is fun, sometimes it’s worth it to invest in a few key items that will last for years to come. Here’s our list of five pieces we think are worth your hard-earned cash right now.

Oscar de la Renta Crepe Cocktail Dress, Neiman Marcus – $1,990

The LBD may always be in style, but a colorful dress is so much more fun right now! This gorgeous Oscar de la Renta shift dress comes in a stunning coral color, and features a bateau neckline (the collar-revealing neckline that is frequently worn by the new Duchess Meghan Markle!). The flattering knee-length shape with unique tie-front detail will make it stand out at parties, and the versatile look can easily be taken from season to season by adding tights and a jacket in colder months. How beautiful this dress will make you feel is worth the investment!

Cushnie et Ochs Print Pencil Skirt, Nordstrom – $845

The office can feel so stifling for fashionistas. Sometimes we get into a rut of wearing a “uniform” of black pants and a blousy top every day. Switch it up by purchasing this functional-yet-trendy Cushnie et Ochs pencil skirt. The midi-length skirt is tailored around the waist and hips, and flares out a little on the bottom hem. The almost all-white silk skirt pops because of the colorful, abstract motif decorating the hips. This statement-making skirt can be worn with many different tops, jackets and shoes to change the look, making each work day exciting and new again.

Tory Burch Juliana Patent Leather Booties, Neiman Marcus – $498

Boots may seem like a strange thing to buy in the summer, but once you see these Tory Burch booties, you won’t be able to wait until fall! Inspired by white leather boots from the ‘60s, these all-white booties feature a 2.5-inch block heel, round toe, topstitching down the middle and a handy side zip. These groovy shoes should be worn with short dresses, bell-bottom pants and jumpsuits—basically, they will look good with anything you already have in your closet!

Saint Laurent Satchel Bag, Neiman Marcus – $1,790

Small, clutch purses are in style right now, and it’s easy to see why. These tiny bags are enough to fit your phone, credit cards and lipstick, but not too big to be a burden or overshadow your outfit. Choose one in a neutral color, like this Saint Laurant Bellechasse bag in light pink. The leather and suede purse features a smooth flat top with clasp, and an adjustable shoulder strap so you can just sling it over your back and go! And the pretty Millennial pink color is the new neutral, so it will go with any color outfit.

Chloe Contrast Circle Stitch Jeans, Nordstrom – $950

Finally, everyone needs a perfect, go-to pair of jeans. These Chloe jeans are unique and classic at the same time, making them the perfect pair to invest in this season. The bright white stitching on the front and back pockets as well as the hems contrast nicely against the deep, ultramarine blue denim. The high-rise waist features a professional looking concealed button flap, and the flared hemline hits right above your ankles, so you can show off your favorite sandals or heels. Wear these with a casual T-shirt to brunch or dress it up for the office; either way, you’ll look and feel great in these jeans!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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