Once people find out that I write about clothes for a living, it’s not uncommon for me to be immediately inundated with a bunch of wardrobe questions. Among the top of the interrogation list is the concern of staple pieces actually worth the money. It’s here where my shopping habits aren’t unlike most people; enjoy a good sale and I typically wait to scoop up things when they’re on some sort of discount. However, there are definitely instances where I click buy regardless of whether I’m saving a few bucks. And it’s usually because those pieces are so good, and I end up wearing them so often, that the cost per wear justifies the price tag.On the other hand items that fit into that category are pretty far and few between—I’ve vetted them thoroughly so it’s not as if I’m throwing out my money for something that’s doomed to the back of my closet forever.
Below, I’m outlining the six key basics that no matter the year, or the situation, are worth every penny. I’ve also outline my splurge versus save options for each, so you can decided whether you’re ready to go head first or test out the waters. Keep scrolling to see and shop them all.