With rising prices and inflation, it can be hard to spend money on items deemed anything other than essential. With gas topping out at more than $6 per gallon in some places and food items like bacon ringing up for more than $10 a pack in certain areas, updating your closet can feel pretty low on the shopping priority list.
Here's a gentle reminder, though: If you're going outside, you need clothes to wear. That said, the clothes you invest in don't have to cost a fortune, and if you shop smart, they can last for many years.
If your closet isn't quite stocked with timeless pieces to wear season after season, there are some gems currently in the Nordstrom sale section that you'll want to grab before prices go back up. From soft and versatile tees to an iconic trench coat, the eight styles below are investment pieces that are affordably priced, so you can buy them guilt-free, knowing you'll actually wear them a ton.
Treasure & Bond Oversize Button-Up Shirt, $47.40 (Orig. $79)
Whether for work or as a slightly oversized top to wear with leggings, this Treasure & Bond Oversize Button-Up Shirt is a must-buy at less than $50 right now.
Wit & Wisdom Raw Hem Embellished Pocket Girlfriend Jeans, $46.80 (Orig. $78)
The medium wash and figure-hugging silhouette of these Wit & Wisdom Raw Hem Embellished Pocket Girlfriend Jeans are classic. Unlike distressed or overly trendy styles, these jeans will stand the test of time.
Caslon Ballet Neck Cotton & Modal Knit Elbow Sleeve Tee, $16.75-$25 (Orig. $25)
Think of this Caslo Knit Tee as a nice twist on an old classic, thanks to the ballet neckline and slightly longer sleeves.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Short Trench Coat, $129.90 (Orig. $190)
The ideal jacket for both spring and fall, this Lauren Ralph Lauren Short Trench Coat looks polished and pairs well with dresses, skirts, trousers and jeans alike.
Caslon Open Front Cardigan Sweater, $31.05 (Orig. $69)
If you're a person who runs cold, then a cardigan is definitely essential. The waffle texture on this Caslon Open Front Cardigan Sweater makes it a bit more special than plain varieties.
Nordstrom Rib Trim Woven Top, $20.97-$41.40 (Orig. $69)
Perfect for work, family gatherings or church, this pretty Nordstrom Rib Trim Woven Top will get lots of wear all year round.
Caslon Cotton Tank, $11.40 (Orig. $19)
Wear this simple yet stylish Caslon Cotton Tank on its own during the hot summer months, then as a layering piece when the weather gets cooler.
Vince Camuto Deeha Hobo Bag, $106.80 (Orig. $178)
This Vince Camuto Deeha Hobo Bag is the perfect investment piece because it's neutral enough to wear all year long with any outfit in your closet.
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