You’ve finally made it! After spending gruelling years in school, you are now officially a working citizen. And as you navigate a new horizon, you should be equipped with the right pieces. With this sentiment, a common misconception is that you must shell out big bucks in order to get the best pieces. But the truth is, you only need to choose quality items that will last for a long time. (Check out shopping formula if you’re having a hard time!) To set you in the right direction, we have curated here seven investment items that every new graduate should have. Read on!
1. A quality bag
Stow all your neccessities in a neat litte bag that won't give up on you should you lug around a ton of stuff for the day. Your first quality bag doesn't have to be from a designer label. There are tons of locally made handbags that are just as good!
Katré Boite bag, P9250, shopkatre.com
2. A trusty pair of heels
Easily correct your posture and walk with grace with a nice pair of heels. But don't just buy it because it's pretty. Buy a pair that's also comfortable, sturdy, and will provide you enough stability.
SM Parisian Patsy pumps, P799, SM Megamall
3. A pair of reliable sneakers
Heels may keep your posture straight, but it's a pair of reliable and comfy sneakers that will take you to places! Invest in one that is sleek, stylish, and comfortable enough to wear on long days.
Adidas Stan Smith Boost, P5995, Uptown Mall BGC
4. A journal
Document this new phase in your life in a personalized journal. The key is to choose a cover that is sturdy and versatile enough to be refilled once your paper runs out.
Soul Flower Co. Leather journal, price available upon request, Soul Flower Co.
5. A piece of timeless jewelry
Having a timeless jewelry in your arsenal will pay off in the long run. It's something that won't fade and at the same time lets you exude a new level of grace and sophistication your old fancy jewelry can't provide.
6. A formal watch
A timeless piece of watch is expected in your accessory arsenal. Choose one that won't tarnish or easily fade if you're not yet able to buy designer watches. That way, you'll be able to maximize every buck you spent on it.
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Massimo Dutti Golden watch, P7250, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
7. A classic LBD
A must in every girl's closet, find a classic LBD that you can take from day to night. But don't discount the idea of going to a designer that can tailor-fit one just for you. As you know, fit is everything! With a designer making one for you, you'll be able to highlight your curves and have full control of the versatility of the dress.
Zara Zip-up dress, P2995, Greenbelt 5