The older I get the more I think about every purchase I make. From the clothing that I shop for to the sunglasses I wear, I have realised that it’s pointless to buy items that will need to be replaced within months. Even having to replace things annually can eat up a chunk of your budget and if you’re trying to be responsible with your personal finance then being aware of your expenditures in every way can make a huge difference financially.
It may not always be that simple to just invest in high-quality pieces, but even small changes in your shopping habits can make a difference. If like me, you’re more about quality than carrying the big name brands then brands like Italian leather handbag makers Attavanti should be on your radar.
The prospect of luxury for less is perfect for those of us who want to invest in longer lasting, higher quality pieces for personal use and not break the bank.
One of the most iconic handbags in fashion is the Chanel 2.55, or any quilted Chanel for that matter. But at a price of over £3,000, it isn’t something that most of us can invest in. So why not opt for a handbag that is equally as beautiful, is made of Italian leather, and is a fraction of the price such as the Carbotti Designer Quilted Leather Should Handbag for only £249? It’s much more affordable and still a gorgeous piece that is sure to stand the test of time and trends.
The Perfect Coat
A coat is an item that gets a lot of use, especially here in Britain, but if you want to invest in a piece that will not only be practical but also great value for money then this is it. Iconic British brand Burberry has beautiful trench coats and the Taffeta Trench Coat with a detachable hood goes for £590 on the Burberry website. It may still sound steep but it’s iconic name, shape, and style are sure to stand the test of time.
The popularity of sunglasses extends much further than a chic accessory. Again, it’s a practical lifestyle accessory that will help you protect your eyes. This investment piece is worth every single penny both design wise and based on the quality and necessity of the piece. Tortoiseshell sunglasses are my favourite based on their versatility and good looks. Not all sunglasses are created equal, and as long as you see that the sunglasses you are after state 100% UV protection or UV400 protection, which protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays which are the most dangerous types. RayBan makes gorgeous sunglasses that don’t break the bank and are always in style!
A Solid Timepiece
Michael Kors has become the designer for covetable watches and you are bound to see people wearing his watches all the time. They are designed in such a beautiful way – simple, elegant, timeless. Their rose gold offerings have definitely taken over the trend but I like that at a reasonable mid-range price you are bound to find something that you like. For example, this two-tone Michael Kors Ritz Chronograph Watch is the watch that I want and at it’s under £300, which makes it a solid investment.