What Makes a Good Investment Piece?

Helmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle Blogger

Helmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle BloggerHelmut Lang Convergent Sweater Zara handbagHelmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle BloggerHelmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle BloggerHelmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle Blogger

Helmut Lang Convergent Sweater Blogger Not BillionaireHelmut Lang Convergent SweaterHelmut Lang Convergent Sweater Seattle BloggerHelmut Lang Convergence Sweater (similar below, last seen at Nordstrom), Dropwaist Dress Zara similar, Michael Kors Regina Boot similar,  Zara clutch

What makes for a good investment piece? As my blog title states I love getting a great deal, getting the look for less, looking like a million dollars but not paying that much etc, but ever now and again I too love investing in a beautiful designer item. When it comes to looking at an investment piece I usually look for two factors: how unique and unlike anything else is the piece and how frequently will I wear it. If the first qualifier is met that the item is so unlike anything I have seen or likely will see then I am likely to care less about wearability and more about adding a pop every now again and treating the sweater, shoe etc like a collector’s item. A good example of this would be my beautiful white pony hair Ivy Kirzhner heels which aren’t exactly good for everyday use in Seattle but they sure do make a statement when they can be worn.

The opposite of this would be today’s Helmut Lang sweater, not because it isn’t fabulously unique but because it is wonderfully wearable. A medium weight sweater is a year round staple in Seattle so this could be an all season piece for me and boy is it comfortable. The detailing is exquisite with four different knitting styles creating the voluminous shape of this sweater. For the first run wearing it I took paired it with my favorite Zara cargo pants and went to Costco because even though this is a beautiful designer item it still is a slouchy comfy sweater and I should treat it as such. Cost per wear on items you will have for years is a great way to estimate their value and I know I am going to get my money’s worth out of this gorgeous Helmut Lang number. Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for reading!


5 thoughts on “What Makes a Good Investment Piece?

  1. Thank you so much for reading and for stopping by! Best of luck with your blogging efforts!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2 Unexpected Ways to Wear Winter Florals -BloggerNotBillionaire

2 Unexpected Ways to Wear Winter Florals

Welcome to my second winter floral post of the year, and believe me it isn’t going to be my last. This has to be one of my absolute favorite trends I am wearing this Fall. What attracts me to this trend is the ability to get more wear out of clothing that is usually considered […]

Read More

Next Level Winter Layers: Moody Florals

Fall is decidedly here in Washington. The leaves have changed color, the wind has picked up and all of us are digging out our winter sweaters. Despite this I am somehow apposed to breaking out my winter coats JUST yet. Instead I have had to get a bit more creative with my layering techniques to […]

Read More

Fueling their Potential: Purina Pro Plan & Francis

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Purina. All opinions are mine alone. #FuelTheirPotential #CollectiveBias Oh the life of being a pet owner. If you follow my Instagram @BloggerNotBillionaire you probably know two very concrete things about me. #1: I love fashion, and #2: I love my pets. My husband and I […]

Read More