It’s no secret to the people who know me that I am mostly a budget shopper. I love to find great deals on super cute fashion items at Target and Old Navy. If I can find something I’m looking for at a thrift store, that’s even better. However, I also understand there are some fashion pieces worth spending a little more on. These are the investment pieces that you’ll wear year after year and season after season. So, you can feel good about buying something high-quality at a higher price point.
When it comes to fall fashion, it’s easy to pick out which items to splurge on because items popular in the fall are often timeless. (Think: cashmere sweaters, high-quality denim, and leather goods, among other things.) As a mom, treating yourself to those investment pieces means that they’ll last long beyond one season of running around with your kiddos. Keep reading for five fall fashion investment pieces that you’ll wear for years to come.
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2. A high-quality tote bag
A large leather tote is the ultimate mom bag. Not only does it look super stylish, but it can hold absolutely everything you need—from kids’ toys to your own essentials. Whether you’re running errands, heading to the office, or going on a day trip, you need a reliable bag. Rather than buying a new tote bag year after year because of too much wear or broken handles, treat yourself to one that you know will last.
3. A great pair of jeans
While there are some trendy styles of jeans that might not be worth investing in, we can pretty much guarantee that the straight-leg fit isn’t going anywhere. After all, the iconic Levi’s 501 jean was invented in 1873. When it comes to timeless denim styles, treat yourself to a pair you genuinely love. As someone who owns countless pairs of cheap denim and a few investment ones, I can definitely say I gravitate toward those splurge pairs more often.
4. A cashmere sweater
Although you might just pick up a couple of $30 sweaters every fall season, cashmere is a luxury that is worth a “treat yourself” moment. The softness and longevity of cashmere are truly incomparable, and you’ll find yourself grabbing that sweater more often than not. Pair this with your favorite jeans and your FRANKiE4 flats, and you’ve got yourself the most timeless fall look.
5. An oversized blazer
Fall is all about layering, and an oversized blazer is a layer that will instantly make your outfit chic—whether you opt for plaid or a solid color. It doesn’t matter if you have on a graphic tee or a nice blouse. Adding that blazer works without fail. You can also style your blazers in fall, winter, and spring. Because you’ll be wearing your blazers season after season, this is another fashion piece that’s worth the investment.
This post was in partnership with FRANKiE4 but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.