Herve Leger Zebra stripe dress £1,44o Net-A-Porter
Also are there varying degrees of investment when it comes to clothes? I'd guess that an investment wardrobe might reflect your income and be determined by that. My view is leaning towards a two tier approach, actually investment pieces that you will own for your lifetime. These will be big babies - i.e. a Chanel 2.55, a Herve Lerger dress or any item that you perceive as a to die for design wise - this will always be a personal choice and rightly so. Then the investment wardrobe, the five key pieces you buy for a season to work and work. I'm thinking for A/W this year I need a coat, bag, pair of shoes, skirt and wow top. That's it. The additional point would be that I must wear the said items to death, in the sense they will not languish in my wardrobe hidden by a pile of £14.99 garments.
It is getting the balance right - your style versus your income versus what you actually do! Combining the desired image and practical points can be a chore - hence the issue of frittering. I'm pretty good now at stepping away from that impulse little fritter, due in part to circumstances, but more importantly because in reality I don't really need it. I know I need to have a good functioning wardrobe but I want fab style and glamour too. Cue Vivienne Westwood - is it me or has she really upped her game lately? I love this grey jacket and think it ticks a few boxes regarding investment, stylish and wearable in all circumstances.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Grey Propaganda jacket £443 my-wardrobe.com
It works as an investment piece due to colour and cut. It reminds me of my Roger Vivier shoes in the sense the abstract cut of garment is pure Westwood and this distinction is what sets it apart. Happily despite its hefty price tag, it is still within reach with no fashion frittering and avoids the fashionista trend adoption look i.e. Balmain jacket - which is probably a pointless comparison as such an item is a)out of my price bracket and b) more to the point isn't me - truly I would look an idiot in one, it wouldn't suit.
Basically today's sermon suggests one is fine to twitter, but please refrain from a fritter and take your investment piece dream come true!