Skip To Content

    27 Fashion Items That Are Totally Worth The Splurge

    These pieces are worth investing in.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A midi dress that'll add some ~flare~ to your wardrobe and be your go-to dress for any nice event.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful! This dress is very well made with details and quality material that feels great. I love this dress and will purchase again in another color. I received tons of compliments when I wore it. If you're on the fence, buy this dress you won't regret it." —BlessedMomof2Girls

    Get it from Nordstrom for $178 (available in sizes 00-20 and in black, navy, and pink).

    2. A printed blouse designed to look just as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a black pencil skirt – meaning you'll be able to wear this for sooo many different occasions.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful peasant top. I will probably wear it more in the fall with black jeans tucked into boots. For summer, pair this top with white jeans like the model. I usually wear a L or XL depending on the designer. I bought this in an XL, it runs a bit small through the bust. I love the sleeves. It does not look like a maternity top at all. It's very flattering, and it is lined!" —hautehippiemom

    Get it from Anthropologie for $98 (available in sizes XXS-XL, XXSP-XLP, and 1X-3X).

    3. A pair of shoes with removable heels, essentially solving the age-old dilemma of wanting to wear heels for a night out, but knowing your feet might kill you if you do. With these, you can turn them into flats whenever your feet start to hurt. Problem solved!

    Pashion Footwear

    Each pair of shoes comes with a removable Stelo (arch support), a 4" high heel and rubber heel caps to protect the bottom of the shoe when you wear them as flats. You also get a drawstring bag to keep the extra parts in when you're not using them.

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the arch support in the flats! I can not believe no one has ever done this before!" —Samantha

    Get them from Pashion Footwear for $165 (available in sizes 6-11).

    4. A pair of skinny jeans you honestly will never go wrong with. These babies are classics and favorites for a reason—they are THAT good.


    Promising review: "This is my fifth pair, and can I just say...they are the best jeans I've ever owned. I have 20+ pairs of jeans in constant rotation. The fit is perfect, size 28 is just tight enough but not too tight, the length is right on, the stretch is just enough to prevent bagginess, and they're oh-so-comfy! I could seriously wear these 24/7 and be perfectly happy and comfortable and still look fab. They are soft, soft soft and not crunchy like some denim. You just have to get a pair and see. I may just get rid of every other brand. " —Legs

    Get them from Shopbop for $198 (available in sizes 23-32).

    5. A quilted moto jacket – I guarantee you will feel approximately 100x cooler every time you slip it on.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this lightweight faux leather jacket. It fits great, and I've received numerous compliments in it. It has just the right amount of details. Plus, it's great for spring weather or to just throw over a tank." —BridgetteC

    Get it from Express for $148 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    6. A linen shirt that'll look just as good at the office as it does during your next vacation.


    This shirt gives you an effortlessly chic look. It's lightweight, so it's perfect for the days when it's so hot you can barely see straight, but you have to look put together. Plus, the vertical stripes are great and make it so you can pair the shirt with basically any kind of bottom. Linen shorts? Yep! Jean shorts? Of course! Pants? Go for it! The possibilities are endless.

    Promising review: "This shirt is so breathable and casually elegant and easy to wear and easy to clean that I absolutely love it. When I say it, I mean it. I have two and am certain to buy more. I gave them as gifts to my mother and mother-in-law for Mother’s Day—a terrific wardrobe item!!" —Zahr S.

    Get it from Nordstrom or Grayson for $138 (available in sizes 1-5).

    7. An oversized blazer – you'll find so many outfits to wear with it, you won't even know what to do with yourself.


    Promising review: "This is a perfect spring through summer blazer. It's made of a lovely lightweight fine linen, unlined for warm weather comfort in an enchanting classic black and white plaid. It's slightly oversize profile looks great with any of my jeans, ankle-length black knit slacks, and over a long tank dress, too. I'll find lots more ways to wear this go-to jacket as the season progresses." —MaraRo

    Get it from Nordstrom for $109 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    8. A pair of Chelsea boots designed so you can walk 500 miles (and 500 more).

    Thursday Boot Company

    Promising review: "Everyone - EVERYONE - at the place I work wears some type of Chelsea boot, ranging from the flashy to the more functional. I wanted something that was both sleek and professional as well as sturdy for walking 40 minutes in the rain every day, and these shoes fit the bill perfectly! Time will tell, but so far they seem to be waterproof as well as slip-resistant. I normally wear a 7-7.5 and sized up to an 8. It's roomy enough for thick socks, but close-fitting enough without. No ankle-chafing either! I'm very pleased with these shoes!!" —Danielle

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5-11 and in black, brown, and brown suede).

    9. A snake-print midi skirt that'll slowly ~slither~ to the front of your favorite pieces in your wardrobe.

    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "I bought this skirt after much hesitation, as it was a bit expensive for my budget. But I am so glad I did. It's a timeless, classic print with a side zipper. It's so light and breezy. Plus, it's fully lined for extra quality. I will have this piece in my wardrobe for a long time " —mountaingirl

    Get it from Banana Republic for $119 (available in sizes 0-20).

    10. A pair of Allbirds runners made of a breathable wool to keep you feet comfortable all day long as you wear them.

    Allbirds / Via

    Promising review: "These shoes are SO comfortable. I hate sneakers or athletic shoes, and I bought this trusting a friends recommendation, and I am SO happy. They are so soft and so easy to wear. I loved them so much I made my husband get a pair! I wear a 7.5 in all shoes and got an 8, and it fits perfectly." —Arielle G.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 14 colors).

    P.S. These were our picks for best mid-tier casual everyday shoe on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    11. High-rise black jeans so versatile and comfortable, you may end up saying, "Leggings? I don't know them."


    Promising review: "These jeans are amazing. They fit PERFECT, which is unheard of! I am 5'11-6'0 and 140 lbs with a booty, and it's basically impossible to find high rise jeans that are actually high enough on me, long enough, cute, comfy, and flattering. I bought the 26 taller and they are the holy grail of jeans. Thank you, Madewell for this inclusive sizing and fit. I am in love. I just ordered them in the Lucille wash too, and I will order them in more washes if you make them!" —KB30

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 23-37 and in petite, tall, and taller).

    12. A cashmere sweater that'll make you feel like you're wearing a blanket...and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

    Free People

    Promising review: "I don’t leave reviews ever, but this sweater is legit the most amazing and softest thing. Everyone needs to buy one in every color. I got a size M for an oversized fit." —Hannahbiehn4

    Get it from Free People for $128 (available in sizes XS-L).

    13. A jumpsuit to have on hand for occasions when you need to look nice, but still want to be comfortable.


    Promising review: "I loved the fit and feel of this jumpsuit. I was able to dress it up for an evening event and received so many compliments. It's super comfortable, too. I'm wearing it both with and without the belt for a different look. I'm thinking of getting a second one in another color because I love it so much!" —Jannis R

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 00-16 and in blue, black, and green).

    14. A chic digital watch so you don't even have to pretend like you can read an old school clock. Your secret is safe with me!


    This watch also has heart-rate tracking, FPS, activity tracking, call/message/app alerts, and more. So, basically, it's the smartest of all watches.

    Promising review: "I love this watch. It's cute and functional. I have an Apple Phone (XS Max), and it works well. I honestly wanted something on my arm other than an Apple Watch. I enjoy the various screens and the capability to change my watch face to match my outfit. I love it and enjoy something different on my arm!" —ladyNblack_1

    Get it from Nordstrom for $335.

    15. A stripped shirtdress you can throw on in the morning when you're in a ~cinch~ and have absolutely no idea what to wear — you'll know that this number will look good and make you feel great.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. It has become my go-to for casual lunches and running errands. It is a lovely, soft, lightweight material that flows nicely and is perfect for hot weather. As the other reviewers said, it is a little see-through, but not too much of a problem if you wear neutral-colored undergarments. I typically wear size 0, and the XS fits well, and falls just below my knees." —jess0101

    Get it from Anthropologie for $140 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    16. A pair of leggings hundreds of reviewers swear are the comfiest ones they've ever worn, meaning you'll never want to take them off.


    Promising review: "These are, quite literally, the most comfortable pants I have ever had on my body. They're soft and amazing. I would wear them every day if I could! I am 5'2" and a size 8-12 depending on the brand. I got the 25" in a size 10 and they fit like a dream." —ETC22

    Get them from Lululemon for $98 (available in sizes 0-14 and in 16 colors and patterns).

    17. A classic jean jacket you'll find yourself reaching for no matter what season it is. This is as great to wear during summer nights as it is during cool fall days, or even layered with a sweater for spring.


    Promising review: "I'm in LOVE with this jacket! I'm 5'5 and usually wear a medium in Madewell. The jacket fit perfectly and wasn't too big or too small. I have gotten so much wear out of it already, and it is quickly becoming a staple in my closet!" —courtneyb1

    Get it from Madewell for $118 (available in sizes XXS-3X).

    18. A belt bag – you'll use it once and realize that fanny packs never should have gone out of style. They're just too practical.


    Promising review: "I love this belt bag! It is exactly what I hoped for. The belt is adjustable and fits my waist and also can be lengthened to wear as a cross body bag. It fits a small wallet, keys and phone." –stacyOPDX

    Get it from Nordstrom for $175.

    19. An a-line skirt so beautiful, it probably deserves a spot in the MET. Everyone will be crowding around this to get a glimpse (and maybe a selfie).


    Promising review: "This skirt brings me joy! I buy a lot from Anthro, but my tastes have changed over the years. This year I hardly bought anything from Anthro, but finally I am so happy with this skirt. It is a darling! I am super petite at 5' feet but still I can work with it because it is such a beautiful, girly, twirly lovely skirt." —Magnoliaa

    Get it from Anthropologie for $180 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    20. An a-line dress that'll make you feel like the true boss you are and help you crush any interview you wear it to.

    J Crew

    Promising review: "This is the perfect work dress. It's professional-looking and easy to dress in on cooler days by adding hose or on hot days by pairing it with a pair of heels or flats. Also, the pockets are super useful when running around work so that I can carry my phone and ID. The fabric is thick enough to hold the shape of the dress without being overbearing. The hem of the tall version fell to just about my knees, so the length is spot on for a professional look. The fit is true to size for other J.Crew items, so just go with your regular size." —avhedge

    Get it from J.Crew for $129.99+ (available in sizes 00-24, 00P-12P, 2-16 tall and in five colors).

    21. A tote bag you'll use every single day to carry your life around.


    Promising review: "This bag is so classic and stylish. The leather seems to be very sturdy and well-made. It has storage and pockets, which were some of my primary concerns. The bag has a lot of space without looking ridiculously oversized. Plus, the price point is good." —Mgenesis

    Get it from Nordstrom for $188 (available in brown and black).

    22. A trench coat with a detachable liner and hood so you're able to customize it for whatever weather situation is going on outside your window.


    Promising review: "This is a nice and versatile trench coat. It's a classic look from a classic company. It's made of very durable fabric, keeps you dry while looking good. Plus, it has a removable hood and removable liner which makes this a coat that you can use winter through spring." —RWang4

    Get it from Nordstrom for $198 (available in sizes XS-XL, XSP-XLP and in tan and black).

    23. A handkerchief hem dress – you'll be in tiers over how good you look in it.


    Promising review: "I was a little hesitant about ordering the dress given that one review was great and the other was awful, but I'm so glad I did. This dress drapes beautifully. The fabric is a bit heavier, but the dress is very flowy, so I don't see summer heat being an issue with it. I'm extremely happy with how comfortable and flattering it is and the quality of both the fabric and workmanship." —Jessica S.

    Get it from ELOQUII for $99.95 (available in sizes 14-28 and in black and red).

    24. A crossbody bag you can fit the essentials in: your phone, wallet, keys (okay, and maybe lip gloss, too).

    Kate Spade

    Promising review: "I bought this for myself as an early birthday present, and let me tell you, it’s my favorite purse! It has amazing features and is super cute with any outfit!" —jennn15

    Get it from Kate Spade for $248.

    25. A tank dress that'll be your go-to for every vacation (whether you'll be sitting on a beach or exploring Roman ruins or anything in between).

    Banana Republic

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. I bought it in two colors, and I definitely will buy it in at least one more color. The fabric is breathable, which allows it to work in all types of weather. You can wear the dress from day to night, from work to happy hour. I think this is one of the best dresses I have ever bought from Banana Republic, and I have had several friends buy the dress because of seeing me in it it’s must buy!!! "—Rose15

    Get it from Banana Republic for $119 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in four colors).

    26. A shirt dress designed in a classic silhouette you know will never go out of style.


    Promising review: "Elloquii never disappoints!!! This is my fourth denim dress that I have purchased, and I am loving them all." —Gwen A

    Get it from ELOQUII for $89.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    27. And classic pair of Jimmy Choo pumps Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud of you for adding to your closet.


    They do run a bit small, so order a half size up.

    Promising review: "These are a very classy pump! They can be worn casual with a pair of jeans or professional with a suite. They run to size and are surprisingly comfortable. Plus, they're worth the price!" —Mummy3

    Get them from Nordstrom for $595 (available in sizes 4-13 and in five colors).

    You celebrating investing in quality pieces that'll last for years:

    Evolution Media

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Want more? Check out our favorite online clothing stores for all your shopping needs, plus the best places to buy used clothing online and the best clothing stores for petite sizes. Still not satisfied? Check out all of our clothing content for even more.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / Via BuzzFeed