7 Luxury Basics Worth Investing In

In the same way a building is made to withstand time with a solid underpinning of steel and careful construction, what makes an outfit truly timeless is a foundation of refined basics. It begins with a formula of essentials immune to seasonal changes and daily wear: These pieces can be worn solo or layered, and continue to rewrite their purpose in your wardrobe as the years progress.

While a statement-making python trouser or thigh-high leather platform can be tempting, you’d be wiser to first spend your money on an exceptional white shirt, some incredible denim, and the silver bracelet that reflects your everyday self. Together, these elements lay the groundwork for effortless dressing — and while they may be a bit of an investment, the likelihood of them going out of style is, well, never. Click on for the pieces worth splurging on. Buyer's remorse, who?

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