Closet Essentials: Post-Holiday Investments

Now that you have gracefully survived the Holiday season, its time to take on 2014 {in-style}! As scary as it seems, retailers are getting ready to hit the ground running with their resort collections. But to us Minnesotans, we know we can’t quite kiss our warm layers goodbye as we are in for a few more months filled with chilly, snowy days. Luckily, as spring wear begins to trickle in, the prices tags on our favorite winter pieces become less daunting. SA Wardrobe Stylist, Emily, is here to tell you what winter pieces are worth shopping the sales for in order to make 2014 the best {and most stylish} year yet!

  1. Boots, boots, and more boots.  As stores are ready to bust out gladiators, wedges and flip flops, I recommend investing in a great pair of boots {like these free people booties} that will last you longer than one season. Real leather and hard soles add durability in our harsh MN temperatures {and definitely worth the extra penny}!
  2. Statement coat. Step away from your every day black pea coat {which you must be sick of by this time of year} and have fun by adding in a bit of funk to your winter wear. A great hue or playful pattern will add some pep to your step as you are bundling up to take on the new year! I love this cobalt blue J. Crew coat that one of my favorite bloggers, Gal Meets Glam, is rocking.
  3. Sleek Leather. Leather has been allover the runway this year and it's definitely here to stay in 2014 {and many years to come}! Invest in a versatile, great pair of leather pants to start 2014 off with some sass!
  4. Dapper Suit. There’s no doubt that a great fitting, tailored suit can be spendy! However, catching the right sale sure can justify stretching your wallet. But make sure to tell the Mr.’s in your life that they shouldn’t settle for an ill-fitting “ok” ensemble. Encourage them to invest in a talented tailor with the extra money saved!
  5. A Statement Bag. Start the year off right with a signature handbag that can be used everyday.  A great colored purse with funky accents {like this emerald Tory Burch handbag} will have you loving your new purchase for many months to come!

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