Invest wisely this spring

Last month I wrote about wearable trends to try this season, and as many of you know, I am a firm believer in being wise when it comes to spending money on trends. It's best to try out something lower-end before investing if you're not sure the style will be something you'll want to wear forever. However, there are a few things that are probably here to stay, and are worth shelling out a little more for if you know you'll wear the heck out of them.

The pieces listed below are ones that can easily pair with other less-expensive pieces, and can be mixed with trendier items for years to come. When you spend a little more on these items, you'll end up elevating the rest of your outfit, too. Creating a wardrobe concotion like this is how a personal style is born!

Denim on Bottom

I'm a broken record when it comes to investing in denim. I, for one, wear jeans nearly every day, and love finding the right fit for my clients. A sweet pair of jeans can make you stand up taller, look great from behind, and give you a little confident spring in your step. It makes sense, then, to invest in high-quality pieces that wont sag in the booty and have to be pulled up all the time (Gap jeans, I am talking to you)! This spring, a wise denim investment can be made on a go-with-everything denim skirt--I love the dark or distressed pencil skirts or the 70's-vibe a-line ones. As for jeans, the flared silhouette is back in a slimmer, higher-waisted iteration, and is a great investment for those of you pining for pre-skinny jeans days.


Versatile Midi Skirt

After watching this trend for several seasons, it seems that the midi skirt is here to stay. While many calf-length skirts are extra-full and voluminous, that ultra-feminine youthful silhouette might not float everyone's boat. This spring, invest in a neutral-toned midi skirt that's a little less structured, slightly less one-note dressy, but still shows off your waist. These low-key skirts seem tres French and can be worn both casually or dressed up, which makes them a wise investment for days you tire of denim! Just pair them with a heeled shoe and an tucked in or cropped at the waist top and ladies of any height will look awesome.


White Blazer

There's something really confusing about dressing professionally in warmer weather. Black suiting seems a little too heavy, but a confident work outfit generally involves covering your shoulders. Enter the white (or cream) blazer! The light color is easy to mix and match with your separates, and head to toe white is super chic (though kind of dangerous stain-wise--grab a Tide pen too). It's smart to spend a little extra on a well-tailored blazer, since those clean sharp lines can elevate your less-expensive pieces.

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