People always ask: “Why would you spend $300 on a shirt?!”
Besides the fact that I am now addicted to silk and cashmere, I prefer to
look at clothing purchases as an investment. As a 21-year-old student I have
found that I have three choices for clothing: 3 for $20 t shirts that will last 2
washes, mid quality clothing that everyone else my age wears, or distinct
investment pieces. I prefer the third option however I am very particular about
what I will spend on.
These investment pieces answer yes to the following four questions:
- Will they physically last 5-10 years?
- Are they classic and going to be in style in 5-10 years?
- Are they pieces I can carry with me as I finish school and enter the work
- Can I pair it with multiple of my existing pieces for new outfits?
Following the criteria has allowed me to build a stylish, classic, long lasting and
overall affordable wardrobe.
The following outfits all utilize the same silk camisole by Vince. Once piece
that works with a blazer, a vest, and layered with a t-shirt. It easily blends into
business, going out, and casual attire.