Why Invest In Fashion?
"I don't design clothes. I design dreams." —Ralph Lauren
Paris, France - March 7, 2015: Brazilian fashion blogger Helena Bordon wears Miu Miu boots, Philosophy cape and dress, Todâs bag, Kyme sunglasses on day 5 of Paris Collections.
Paris, France - March 7, 2015: Writer Chloe Sachdev wears a Closed jacket, trousers and shirt, Proenza Schouler shoes and Miu Miu bag on day 5 of Paris Fashion Week FW15/16
Paris, France - March 7, 2015: Fashion Blogger Linda Tol wears Louis Vuitton bag, LK Bennett jacket, Dries Van Noten trousers, Uniqlo sweater, Adidas shoes, and Mykita sunglasses on day 5 of Paris Collections.
"Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself." —Oscar de la Renta
"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." —Gianni Versace
The above images, all taken in 2015 are proof that fashion is an investment. I could have posted any of these images this year and we would have all thought they were this season's photo shoots. When you purchase key investment pieces for your wardrobe, they will remain in vogue for years to come.
How to invest in fashion?
Learn to buy quality over quantity.
Shop rather than restock.
Buy less, buy better.
Purchase quality items during sales.
Go through your wardrobe. Keep what you love. Start by wearing these items often and then add a few key items each year. As you can see by my photo shoots on Cazinc Blog Instagram, many items are mix and match investment pieces I have built up in my wardrobe over the years with items that will allow me to look and feel fabulous, every day.
Purchase investment pieces made with beautiful and quality fabrics that will stand to the test of time.
Purchase beautiful shoes that are made with the finest of leathers that are not only comfortable, they finish off my outfits.
Wear these items often. This is the secret of European women. Have the confidence to step out of the square; you never know who else you will be inspiring.
"Life is too short not to enjoy looking and feeling fabulous, every day." - Caz Rowland.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.