Luxury items look better and last longer, but if you’ve never purchased one before, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you out, we’ve rounded 13 luxury items that every woman should own, from a classic blazer to nude heels to luxury skincare.
If you’re still buying drugstore skincare, then it’s definitely worth upgrading to luxury skincare. Start with one item, like a facial cleanser or anti-aging cream, and then slowly replace your collection as you run out of other products. You’ll start seeing the difference in your skin if you use the products consistently!
Little Black Dress
A little black dress in a classic silhouette is a staple piece that you will wear for decades to come. Whether you are headed to a business meeting or a night out, a little black dress can be worn on almost any occasion. Choose a timeless design that will layer well with other pieces in your wardrobe without looking dated.
A blazer is another classic wardrobe staple that is definitely worth investing in. Choose a neutral color such as black, navy, gray, or tan — whatever will coordinate best with the rest of your wardrobe. If you don’t currently own a luxury blazer, we recommend sticking with a simple, timeless cut and style that won’t age at all. Once you have some more timeless pieces in your wardrobe, you can look into getting some more trendy garments.
As long as you don’t find wool fibers irritating, cashmere sweaters in a variety of colors are a must-have luxury item for any winter wardrobe. Cashmere is incredibly soft to the touch and is almost never itchy, so it’s definitely a cut above your regular wool sweaters. Cashmere does require special care to keep the wool in excellent shape, so you either need to be willing to hand wash or dry clean them often.
Just because jeans are a more casual item of clothing, it doesn’t mean they aren’t a luxury product. In fact, good jeans are a far cry from your standard mall-brand denim. Not only do they look better, but they fit better, too, and the fabric holds up better over time. Don’t be afraid to get your jeans tailored like other dressier items in order to get the perfect fit.
Overcoat or Trench Coat
If you live somewhere cold, then a nice piece of outerwear is an absolute must-have that you will wear almost every day in the winter. A wool or wool blend coat in black, navy, gray, or tan is a perfect choice if the weather gets really cold where you live. If your home is somewhere more temperate, a trench coat might be a more versatile choice that will also protect against precipitation.
Everyone needs a large luxury tote that they can use to haul their things on a daily basis. These bags hold everything from a laptop to a lunch bag due to their generous size. While they are definitely an investment piece, since you’ll use these luxury items almost every day, the cost per wear is actually quite low.
Small Handbag or Clutch
Once you’ve got your big everyday tote, then you also need a smaller handbag or clutch for special occasions, parties, and fancy nights out. Don’t be afraid to bling it up a little bit with this choice; bags with intricate beading or gold or silver hardware are a great choice for these special occasion purses. The purse should be big enough to hold all the essentials, but small enough that you can carry it around all night without issue.
Another luxury every woman should own is a classic pair of plain heels in either nude or black (or both). These heels can be worn to absolutely everything, from a job interview to a wedding, making them one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. Be sure to try on plenty of pairs so you find the one most comfortable for your feet since you’ll be wearing them a lot.
Heels can’t be worn to every occasion, which is why you should also own a luxury pair of flats (in either nude or black or both). Flats are perfect for slightly less formal occasions or days when you need to give your feet a break from wearing heels. Another wardrobe staple, these are absolutely a luxury item worth investing in.
Designer jewelry is another luxury accessory that is absolutely worth spending money on. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of diamond earrings, but there are plenty of other designs to choose from, including rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Choose a piece that you will wear often and that will go as many of the clothes in your closet as possible.
Other Designer Accessories
Once you’ve got your jewelry figured out, you can start expanding to other luxury accessories based on your tastes. A watch is a great jewelry-adjacent choice if you want to start there, but you can also explore belts, scarves, sunglasses, and so much more. These accessories will instantly elevate any outfit, even if you bought it at the discount rack at TJ Maxx.
If you don’t have a signature perfume yet, then this is definitely a luxury item that you should add to your list. Having one high-quality perfume that you wear all the time is better than having a collection of cheaper scents collecting dust on your vanity. Experiment with perfumes in-store and take samples home to wear until you find your perfect scent.
Do you own any of the luxury items on this list, or are you currently shopping for them now? What other luxury items are on your “must have” list? Let us know in the comments below!