WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN ACCESSORIES

classic chic streetstyle nyfw streetstyle why you should invest in accessories black coat with stuart weitzman nudist sandals all black blogger street style why you should invest in accessories celine box bag accessory investment

One of my top styling tips (other than being comfortable in what you’re wearing) is to invest in accessories. I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth reiterating, especially as you get the greatest return on an investment accessory. A classic pair of shoes or the perfect black leather bag will last season after season and can make a $5 tee look like a million bucks. It’s all about the dollars per wear, baby.

I tend to gravitate towards black accessories as they are the most classic and will go with everything. These Stuart Weitzman heels are a personal favourite of mine as they somehow make your feet look sexy (feet!). I don’t foresee a trend where making your legs look long + slim will be out of style. Another favourite is my Celine box bag. The shape is structured + timeless and the style has been around since the 70’s (thanks to Pheobe Philo for its resurgence in 2009). It’s a little scary how much love I have for this bag.

Have you invested in any accessories? What’s your opinion on investment shoes + bags?

Oak + Fort coat

Follow:

12 Comments

  1. 10.21.2016 / 3:42 pm

    I love a good investment piece but have to make sure that it is something that matches several outfits and won’t ever go out of style. Great selections on the bag and heels, timeless!

    Isabella
    The Chic Mélange
    http://thechicmelange.com/

    • August Diaries
      10.23.2016 / 12:39 pm

      Agreed! Thanks love 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. 10.22.2016 / 2:07 pm

    I agree 100% that investment shoes and bag make even jeans and a tee look like a million bucks! I’m a huge fan of Sam Edelman shoes, I feel like I’m getting top quality at a price that isn’t off the charts. Not a total splurge, but still luxurious.
    I do love SW shoes, but I don’t have a pair, yet. Regarding bags, invest! That Celine bag of yours is absolute perfection. I’ve been planning to get the LV Pochette Metis for a while (saving up and tyring to convince hubby it isn’t insane), but I have to say…your bag is a very similar shape and style only black and that may make more sense. Especially since I have the speedy in that same monogram. Decisions! Sorry for the tangent, BUT my point was that I agree with you:)
    You look amazing as always. Love the black coat too. I can’t have one bc I have too many cats & dogs and I can’t contain the fur.
    Happy Weekend, Jill.
    XO! Gina

    • August Diaries
      11.04.2016 / 6:00 pm

      Love Sam Edelman too! Love the LV as well, let me know what you end up getting!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      10.23.2016 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks love!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      10.23.2016 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks Jessie 🙂

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      11.04.2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks Vera!

      xx Jill

  3. 10.30.2016 / 11:17 am

    Couldn’t agree more – I also tend to invest into bags and shoes, which are simply worth to invest because you wear them over and over!
    xx Mirjam // http://www.miiju.ch

    • August Diaries
      11.04.2016 / 5:59 pm

      Exactly! Thanks Mirjam 🙂

      xx Jill

Leave a Reply

You have to agree to the comment policy.