The Stylist Making a Case for Investment Pieces

It’s easy to talk about investing in a few worthwhile items, but finding them and pulling the trigger is another challenge entirely. Brittany Kozerski seems particularly built for this kind of thing. Her radar is always on, and she’s very intentional about where and when she invests. Maybe it’s an AllSaints shearling coat that keeps her warm all winter; an Altuzarra pencil skirt because “he knows how to fit a skirt to perfection;” a Gucci T-shirt she styled and couldn’t stop thinking about; or a ruffly dress she saw on the runway, fell in love with and now plans to wear all summer.

If her profession of choice is any indication, Brittany actually is built for such a thing. As a freelance stylist and the founder of Jade Swim, it’s her job to not only have her finger on the pulse, but to translate that pulse to real life and make it look easy. Clearly she has it down. Click through above to see the confident way she puts pieces together — it may inspire you to decide where you ought to invest, too.

Check out Jade Swim and follow on Instagram @jadeswim. Follow Brittany on Instagram @brittanykozerski. Feature collage by Maria Jia Ling Pitt.

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  • Adrianna

    I’m still not convinced a $1000 t-shirt is a practical investment piece.

    I think it would be more worthwhile to invest some time and money into building a relationship with a tailor.

  • Cynthia Schoonover

    I could not imagine paying these prices for any garment. I do have some nice boots and handbags I call investment pieces but I bought them on sale. I can’t see spending a fortune on summer clothes.

  • chouette

    I’d say making a case for statement investment pieces, although I agree I’d never pay that for a t-shirt, it’s a good’un. I have a quote on my computer monitor, it might have been from here: “once is novel, twice is familiar, three times is signature”. I think it’s a great attitude to put toward your investment pieces – can you work this into your life in multiple ways? My last big purchase was one of the padded-hipped plaid blazers from Demna’s first Balenciaga collection. The price tag was a little hard to swallow, but it’s such a special piece that to me has wound up being insanely wearable, and I know I will have it forever. Just because things are special doesn’t mean they’re not versatile!

  • Dale Chong

    I am most definitely an investment piece shopper. However, I try to wait until I know I can pay for them (it also lets the impulse to buy wear off!). But I do dream of things like these!

  • Maggie Lanham

    Those pants in the last slide are my idea of perfection – and a brand I didn’t know which is tighttttttttttt. Love these closet posts.

  • Kimberley Boehm

    These are gorgeous pieces and I like how she considers how and why to invest in an item.

  • yk

    Paying 1000$ for a t-shirt is what defines a fashion victim.

    • Username

      how much longer will we continue to tolerate fashion terrorism?

  • Username

    None of the clothes highlighted are investment pieces. They’re trendy fashion garments you throw out after one season. The first top looks like a bad Johanna Ortiz knockoff.

  • Lauren

    Not to be a total downer, but the only type of investment is the one that’s made in the bank — where your money makes money for the future. Investing in clothes, bags, and shoes is NOT an investment.