Fall is in full swing and winter is well underway. I can’t think of a better time to consider the fall and winter investment pieces to add to your closet. When I’m investing in staples, I always want to be sure that I have a broad selection of high-quality items to pick from since finding the best fit is key. Neiman Marcus has been a favorite stop for high-end goods for years for that reason. I also love that they carry the best of luxe trends and classic styles that won’t fade out in a season. This is so important because it saves you money in the long run, helping to reduce the cost-per-wear of your clothing. You’ll also have more flexibility in pulling together creative looks. Today, I wanted to share the investment pieces you won’t regret.
Cropped Puffer Jacket
Quilted and puffer jackets are definitely hot ticket items of the season. While you might be inclined to save on this trendier jacket, I totally think it’s an investment piece to consider when you live in frigid climates like the Midwest. You’ll get your money’s worth when you find yourself reaching for it again and again because it’s the only thing that can withstand freezing temps. I found this Burberry puffer and knew I needed it because it’s so lightweight yet warm. The heritage check collar is also a winning detail to bring in that interesting pop.
Everyone needs a good long-sleeve, turtleneck tee. They’re not just great for layering but are the perfect basic to transition between seasons. Neiman Marcus has some great options at opening price points but they also carry more luxe styles made from cashmere and wool. My top pick goes to this Commando bodysuit – it’s just under $100 but well worth the price for a tee. The fabric lays smooth against the body, so it’s essentially invisible under everything. I love it as a base layer all winter long.
Gray denim is one of the most underrated basics on the market in my opinion. They’re dressier than blue jeans but more casual than trousers. I also like the fact that I can wear them to break up all-black pieces. Frame makes the best ones – the legs are slim but not super skinny and they’re so comfortable! After searching for the perfect pair, I can honestly say that Neiman Marcus has the best selection of premium gray jeans right now. This Agolde pair and this one by Citizens of Humanity were also strong contenders.
Light-Colored Combat Boots
Combat boots are getting plenty of action and attention these days. If you’re wanting to switch up the usual black or brown look, consider investing in a pair of white or ivory combat boots. They feel way more forward and polished than your typical pair. I’ve been using these Prada’s to revamp my fall and winter outfits. A cleaner design like these would even work with tailored pieces.
Wool & Cashmere Accessories
If you’ve ever wrapped yourself up in a scarf or a beanie but still felt cold, then it’s likely a result of the fabric. To avoid that, I recommend investing in accessories made from natural fibers like wool and cashmere. They might be pricier – but they’re way more durable and significantly warmer than their synthetic counterparts. You guys have seen me wear this Burberry scarf and this Moncler beanie over the years but both still look as good as new.
This post is sponsored by Neiman Marcus.