When it comes to fashion and your personal style, it's all about investing in the right pieces in order to dazzle wherever you go. The word "investing" might cause alarm, but if you can be careful and savvy about what pieces to splash your cash on (and which to not bother with), you will not only knock the socks off every person who looks your way, but you will also save yourself from cash flow issues in the long run!
So, which pieces are worth it, and which are simply not? Luckily for you, I've put together a few handy hints to point you in the right, fashionable direction...
A Piece of Drama
There is always a time and place for a little drama, and so it's worth finding that perfect piece that you can bring out when you want to demand attention. This striped APC cotton top might look basic, but when paired with this Martha Medeiros asymmetric skirt it will have heads turning your way.
The key is to find a piece that is true to your unique style so that when you put it on you feel as though you could conquer the world!
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1. MARTHA MEDEIROS Asymmetric Skirt 2. A.P.C. Cotton Top 3. BAUBLEBAR Duster Earrings 4. MEL BOTERI Dianne Convertible Tote/Backpack In Blush Snake-Effect Leather 5. STEVE MADDEN Sandals
A fantastic combination of edgy and rebellious with more than a little style thrown in for good measure, studs scream fashion. These chic and on trend Valentino T-strap Rockstud pumps are the perfect choice for this season, and can be worn with outfits both casual and elegant.
Make the overall picture a little more feminine by rocking a lace pencil skirt, such as this Dolce & Gabbana number, as inspired by Monica's sophisticated date-night look.
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1. DOLCE & GABBANA Lace-up Pencil Skirt 2. SELF-PORTRAIT Lace Blouse 3. POMELLATO Ring 4. MEL BOTERI The Audrey Cocktail Clutch in Black Croc-Effect Glazed Leather 5. VALENTINO Rockstud Pump
Over-the-knee boots are here to stay and should be a staple in every wardrobe at this point, but that said you need to purchase wisely to ensure you get quality and style for your cash. These Gianvito Rossi boots are the ideal choice, with a wide heel that isn't too high, so you not only get fashion kudos, but you get comfort too. Amp up your look with a seriously chic pair of sunglasses, such as these Ray-Ban aviators - another trend worth investing in!
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1. GIANVITO ROSSI Over-the-knee Boots 2. ISABEL MARANT Printed Blouse 3. FRAME Denim Shorts 4. MEL BOTERI Kat Tote in Black Textured Leather 5. RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses
Leather is EVERYTHING! We are, of course, referencing genuine, top-quality leather, which is always worth the investment because this is a fabric that will last you for years and years. Think beyond your classic leather handbag or jacket, and picture a chic leather top or the perfect leather skirt. This Alaia leather mini skirt, for example, not only screams designer wonder, but it will look downright fantastic on just about any body type and it is super-flexible in terms of how to style as well.
Take a note from Kate's style book and throw on a pair of Nike sneakers to make your look day-wearable, or swap for sexy heels for some nighttime fun!
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1. ALAIA Leather Mini Skirt 2. THE ROW Jersey Tank 3. QUAY AUSTRALIA Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Christy Midi Tote 5. NIKE Sneakers
With these four pieces you have total permission to splurge away!
Of course, rocking these looks with a healthy body doesn't hurt and will have you feeling that much better about yourself as well. So, tune in next week when I'll be giving you some easy tips on how to get fit in time for the holiday season. See you then!
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