INVESTMENT PIECES FOR AUTUMN
In the trend-obsessed world of women’s fashion, the urge to splurge on ‘it’ pieces can be difficult to temper. As we shift into a new season and, hopefully, into more conscious shopping habits, the emphasis is on quality over quantity.
Whether you spend up on these key pieces or bag a high-quality bargain, rest easy knowing you’ll be investing in key items for this season and beyond.
1. SLIP DRESS
With everything that’s around in women’s fashion, if you find the perfect slip, hold on tightly. When it comes to trans-seasonal dressing, the slip dress is perhaps the most versatile wardrobe addition of them all.
Worn on its own, the slip dress is a timeless classic, transformable to suit just about any event through clever accessorising. When it comes to layering, the styling options are endless. Try a slip under a blazer or a trench, worn over a turtleneck, tucked into a leather mini or even styled under your favourite tee to take on the appearance of a silky midi skirt. A neutral block colour is safest if you’re splurging on a slip dress, but a good animal print will hold up well too.
Once thought of as merely a corporate uniform necessity, the blazer has become a staple in women’s fashion today. As is the case with just about all the pieces on this list, the reason this piece is such a wise investment comes down to the sheer amount of styling and layering possibilities. Day to night potential? Check. Layering potential? Check.
Investing in a heavy coat is a bridge to be crossed at the wintertime sales. For now, this versatile outerwear piece will see you through the hot-n-cold nature of an Aussie autumn just fine.
3. LUXURY SWEATER
Saying goodbye to summer weather and the lifestyle that comes with it can be heartbreaking. While you’re on the rebound, warm yourself in the perpetual hug of a luxurious sweater.
When choosing a sweater to stand the test of time, go for whatever neckline you love most and ensure the quality is up to scratch. If you choose wisely, you’ll be reaching for this staple piece all season long. Perfect paired with casual jeans or with leather trousers and stilettos for a cosier glam look. An essential piece of women’s fashion for every wardrobe this season.
4. BOOTS, MADE FOR WALKING
While no easy feat, finding the perfect everyday boot is worth the effort. With so many designs on offer, comfort and style can really come together. Kitten heels are no longer a women’s fashion faux-pas, so make the most of the lower heeled trend when investing in footwear this season. If you must have elevation, a slight platform on a chunkier boot is a comfier way to get some height. Cowboy details, snakeskin knee highs and classic military styles are all fair game this season.
5. TIGHTS THAT WON’T SNAG
If you had a dollar for every bargain-bin pair of tights you’ve worn once and thrown out the following day, you’d probably have enough to afford a decent pair and never worry about snags again. Perhaps a strange inclusion on the list, a well-made pair of tights will see you through the season with no limit on styling possibilities. Women’s fashion tends to ignore the importance of quality hosiery, but if you want ladders to be a thing of the past, it’s time to invest.