The start of a new season can often cause a lot of us to get carried away with new-in high street purchases, or distracted by refreshing our plain basics. I, however, seem to automatically switch a gear into luxury stealth mode the second the weather appears to change. That's not to say I go splashing the cash on the latest 'It' buys; I just really try to use the start of a season as an opportunity to pause, and really think about what I want my hard-earned money to go on. Otherwise, before I know it, I will have spent more than I'd like to across the high street without really making any smart, long-term purchases.
Winter can always feel a little tighter on the purse strings, but it's at pinch-point times like these that it's more important than ever to evaluate the long-term value and use of anything you're going to slap some cash down for—whether it's £35 or £3.5K (should you be so lucky). This is certainly a moment when it doesn't pay to buy endless amounts of trend-hitting items that provide only one season's wear, or to impulse-snag something cheaply just because you "don't have anything to wear" on a Friday night. We're all guilty of staring into our packed-out closets like they're an empty abyss, but there's always something you can restyle in one way or another—I guarantee it.
However, if your collection is missing a classic investment item or two as we head into winter, or perhaps you're starting to consider what to add to your Christmas wish list, this is where my luxury shopping edit will come in. Nothing here is a fad; instead, you'll find a list of time-honoured, evergreen items that will add a serious touch of luxury to your life for many years to come. From the ultimate camel cashmere coat (Max Mara, of course) to the leather bags and jewellery pieces fashion people are all dreaming about right now.
This list is luxury at it's finest, and even just one of these items woven into your everyday jeans and knit outfits will transform your look into something that feels incredibly elevated and polished. So, keep scrolling to see this month's most special items that scream peak luxury...
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A pop of cream amongst a dark autumn/winter palette feels incredibly fresh. Plus you can wear it all spring and summer, too.