Our style experts, Honor Harrington, manager at Talbots
in Annapolis, Md., and Joan Shepp, owner of Joan Shepp
in Philadelphia, weigh in on the spring's best Investment Pieces and Fab Buys.
1. White + Warren Swing Dress in Navy
Why it’s a Fab Buy:
Because you can wear it night or day. Throw on some sandals and head out or glam up this dress with a wide cinched belt, cuff bracelet and platform heels for the evening.
“It’s great for packing on your summer vacation,” says Joan. Made from 95% rayon and 5% spandex, it won’t wrinkle in your suitcase. It’ll be ready to wear-on-arrival, which means less fuss and more time on the beach.
2. Square Toe Leather Flats
Why it’s a Fab Buy: Because they come in more colors than a spring bouquet and gleam and glint like your favorite nail polish.
“I bought these myself!” says Honor. “I’ve never seen Kelly green patent flats before these. I said I’ve got to get them!”
1. Majestic Triple Layer Tee
Why it’s an Investment Piece: Because it’s like buying three shirts in one fell swoop.
Shedding bulky layers when switching over a wardrobe from winter to spring can be liberating yet scary. This Triple Layer Tee from Majestic is the perfect way to ease the transition; the fabric is light, but tri-layering hides trouble spots leftover from colder months.
“It looks like you are wearing three shirts but it’s one,” says Joan Shepp, owner of Joan Shepp in Philadelphia. “And it feels yummy.”
2. TSE Cashmere Scarves
Why it’s an Investment Piece: Because scarves don’t have to just be for winter! “Cashmere scarves in assorted prints are great to use as a wrap or to tie clothes together,” says Joan.
Images via Joan Shepp, Talbots, and Style.com