Sales have only just started and we’re already looking forward to a new season. Before going all wild with the latest trends, we’re especially interested in the ss18 investment pieces. But what exactly is an investment piece? It’s a key item that is slightly more expensive, that you can wear every day if you have to and longer than one season. They might be on trend but in a way that transcends the temporary.

Clothing

Depending on which part of the globe you live, the nature of your investment might vary. In northern countries it’s best to go for layering, expensive high summer items may not be worth the money. Unless you plan on spending a month or two abroad. T-shirts and blouses are always a good option… combined with a trench, checkered blazer or raincoat when it’s a bit colder. Also, you can’t do no harm with classy shirt dresses and anything denim.

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Louis Vuitton Stranger Things T-shirt

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Maison Margiela blouse

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Attico dress

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Isabel Marant blazer

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Céline trench

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Balenciaga Paris T-shirt

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Off-White jeans

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GRLFRND denim skirt

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Balenciaga raincoat

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Calvin Klein 205W39NYC trench

Accessories

After that epic show, owning at least one Versace item is a must. If you’re a rookie when it comes to colors and prints, we suggest you play it safe and start with a scarf, belt or a piece of jewelry. Accessory-wise it’s always good to invest in iconic brands such as Vuitton, Prada, Balenciaga, Versace, Chanel and Gucci. But also Chloé and Isabel Marant have proven to be worth the money. Most of the accessories from these high-end labels are timeless and will last a decade or five.

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Versace belt

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Prada mules

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Louis Vuitton sneakers

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Gabrielle bag Chanel

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Isabel Marant boots

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Dior bag

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Chloé Pixie bag

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Balenciaga fanny pack

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Gucci Ophedia bag

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Louis Vuitton bag

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