If you’re going to splurge on something, you want to be sure it’s worth it! It’s all about the cost per wear, and buying a piece that will last you for seasons. In my spring and summer closet, those kinds of pieces are sandals, straw totes, light jackets, and comfy sweaters. But because you can’t always be splurging, we pulled similar looking pieces so you can get the look for less, but keep it stylish. Shop our high low spring edit below.
Accessories are a good place to invest in serious pieces, because you’ll always be able to wear them and they can perk up any outfit. When it’s spring, I like having a go-to pair of sandals that always make me feel put together. These tan Saint Laurent’s are a perfect summer shade and will go with everything, but these Gap sandals get the trick done too at a much lower price point.
For a spring bag, a bamboo handle bag is a timeless investment piece. Gucci’s Diana bag in a rich brown will always be beautiful, and the Mark & Graham one is just as gorgeous. It’s important to have a big straw tote that I can bring with me from the farmer’s market to the beach to lunch with friends, and Jenni Kayne’s version is an elevated essential is perfect. And again, Gap comes through with a bag that checks all the boxes.
I think coats are a great investment too, when it comes to cost per wear. It’ll also make your outfit automatically stylish, so I like to make sure it’s special. A khaki green army jacket works now in spring sunshine or rain, and this Veronica Beard version is especially sleek and fashion-forward. This utility jacket from 1822 Denim is a little less dressy, but no less stylish.
Shop the rest of our high low spring edit below:
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