Pictured: Christian Louboutin leopard pumps (not at Shopbop, but very similar style available at J.Crew and Net-a-Porter) // Salvatore Ferragamo flats // Ash suede boots (also available at Harvey Nichols)
These days, I’m a firm believer in investing in gorgeous wardrobe classics that I’ll (hopefully) wear and love for years and years vs filling my closet as many cheap sartorial thrills as I can manage. While experience tells me that the designer version is usually a better investment when it comes to the staples in my wardrobe (the shoes, bags, dresses and coats I reach for most days), I hate spending too much on one piece and so always try to shop during store promotions and sales wherever possible.
My favourite is always the Shopbop Friends & Family sale and every October when the sale rolls around, I re-stock my closet with those very wardrobe classics (the perfect little black dress that takes me everywhere from work to a fancy soiree, another silk Equipment shirt that I reach for almost every day for work, a new necklace by Lulu Frost to add to my growing collection), as well as a few few treasures for my house and some essential pieces to take me through the new season (a cosy sweater that will go with everything, the perfect suede ankle boots and some cute leather gloves for winter).
For those of us in the UK, it’s the best time to buy US brands because the discount more than makes up for the import duties so it’s the cheapest you’ll ever find those current season pieces. For everyone else, it’s the only time some of these items ever go on sale (I’m talking about my favourite Karen Walker sunglasses and the classic Self Portrait LBD that you’ll wear season after season) and is so much better than waiting for the end-of-season sales (when only the unwanted pieces remain).
Use code ‘INTHEFAM25′ here to get 25% off just about everything site-wide (the sale is on until from today until Thursday night, so be quick!).
And because I practice what I preach, here’s what I’ve recently picked up from the site or will be adding to my basket today: a few old favourites, some new classics and a few little presents for friends. Happy shopping!
What wardrobe pieces to you invest in? I’d love to hear which staples you re-purchase season after season.
Love, Miss B xx