Looking elevated—that’s the goal. I’m guessing no one wakes up in the morning and proclaims that they want to look bad, after all. And while I believe that you can achieve an expensive-looking aesthetic on a budget, some premium pieces are worth investing in. Items that are made to a higher standard and with quality fabrics will generally have a longer lifespan in your wardrobe. Choose wisely, and you could own these garments for the rest of your life.
Identifying these items is key. The last thing I want you to do is frivolously spend without consideration. So with spring now imminent, I’ve spotlighted the pieces I think are worth spending a little extra on. I’ve whittled down an edit of core staples—including trenches, blazers, shoes and jeans—to carry you through the season ahead (and every season after, for that matter) in the hopes that they inspire you to spend your money wisely.
Of course, this involves looking into some designer options where you mightn’t normally do so, but you needn’t turn your back on the high street completely. Many affordable brands now offer elevated staples featuring premium fabrications that hold up in both style and quality. Although they might be a fraction more expensive than what you’d usually expect from that brand, they’ll still present a more accessible option.
Scroll on to see seven spring fashion trends that I believe are worth the investment. I have a feeling these are pieces you’re going to love and wear for a very long time.