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Simple Style: Invest wisely this spring

By Aramide Esubi, Tribune Content Agency on

I am a firm believer in being wise when it comes to spending money on trends. It's best to try out something lower end before investing if you're not sure the style will be something you'll want to wear forever. However, there are a few things that are probably here to stay and worth shelling out a little more for if you know you'll wear the heck out of them.

The pieces listed below are ones you can easily pair with other less expensive pieces and can be mixed with trendier items for years to come. When you spend a little more on these items, you'll elevate the rest of your outfit, too. Creating a wardrobe concoction like this is how personal style is born!

Versatile midi skirt

After being on trend for several seasons, it seems that the midi skirt is here to stay. While many calf-length skirts are full and voluminous, that ultra-feminine youthful silhouette might not float everyone's boat. This spring invest in a neutral-toned midi skirt that's a little less structured and not as one-note dressy, but still shows off your waist. These low-key skirts seem "très French" and can be worn casually or dressed up, which makes them a wise investment for the days you tire of denim! Just pair it with a heeled shoe and a top that's tucked in or cropped at the waist and ladies of any height will look awesome.

Denim on bottom

I'm a broken record when it comes to investing in denim. I, for one, wear jeans nearly every day, and love helping others find the right fit. A sweet pair of jeans can make you stand up taller, look great from behind, and give you a confident spring in your step. It makes sense, then, to invest in high-quality pieces that won't sag at the bottom or have to be pulled up all the time. This spring, a wise denim investment can also be on a go-with-everything denim skirt. I love the dark or distressed pencil skirts or the 70's-vibe A-line ones. As for jeans, the flared silhouette is back in a slimmer, higher-waisted iteration, and is a great investment for those of you pining for the pre-skinny jean days.


White blazer

There's something really confusing about dressing professionally in warmer weather. A black power suit seems a little too heavy, but a buttoned-up work outfit generally involves covering your shoulders. Enter the white (or cream) blazer! The light color is easy to mix and match with your separates, and head to toe white is super chic (albeit kind of dangerous stain-wise--make sure you grab a Tide pen, too). It's smart to spend a little extra on a well-tailored blazer, since those clean sharp lines can elevate your less-expensive pieces.

These three items are great staple pieces to add to your wardrobe for the upcoming spring season and beyond. They don't necessarily have to break the bank so you can certainly splurge a bit and be at the ready to put together some great spring looks.


(Whether she's dishing out advice on how to wear the latest trends or putting fun looks together, fashion writer and stylist Aramide Esubi is always on the move keeping up with the latest in fashion. Email her at, or follow her on Instagram at

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