Good Investments

[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

WEARING -> DENIM JACKET, TEE, SKINNY JEANSBAG (similar), SANDALS (similar here and here), WATCH, SUNNIES (similar): Nordstrom

There are trends and then there are pieces that never go out of style. “Staples,” as I like to call them. Pieces you’ll wear again and again.

Sure, you can 100% replicate this look using cheaper pieces but that’s not the point. If you shop with that kind of mentality, you’ll lose a lot of money. Fast. Seriously. Think of how many times you bought a white t-shirt for $35 – only to throw it away after three washes. Cue: new white t-shirt every three months. $35 x 4 = $140 for white t-shirts/year. No bueno.

Second, you don’t need to have a lot of stuff, just a few really good pieces to build a wardrobe. Good jeans that fit (and make you feel like Audrey Hepburn). A denim jacket. Sure, it’s boring but I guarantee you will wear it every weekend. Black sandals. Because you’re dressed up immediately after wearing them. And they go with everything. A classic tee. And a good bag.

It took me a long time to realize this. Ahh… #twenties

Which is why I kept today’s post simple. Whether you buy the entire look or snag one item, you won’t be disappointed. Each piece will stand the test of time. Let’s take this t-shirt for example. It’s from Frame (GREAT brand) a la Nordstrom. It costs $119. Assuming it lasts 2 years, it comes out to about $15/month. Or 3 drinks from Starbucks.

How about my Chloe bag? It’s the Nano version. Slightly smaller than the Drew. Nordstrom carries it in three different colors (black/white, beige and red). It’s $1250. Assuming it lasts 5 years (that’s low balling it – this bag will last at least 10), it comes out to about $21/month. Or 4 drinks from Starbucks.

Embracing fashion is fun. Trust me, I get to play around with some amazing pieces. But making good investments (yes, you read that correctly on The Style Bungalow – investments) are better. [insert nerd emoji here]

Shop today’s look below! And be sure to check out Nordstrom for the latest in designer fashion.

Xo, Stephanie

[Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.]

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