Investment pieces: defined as anything that isn’t season-specific or tied to one of-the-moment trend. More broadly, investment pieces are high-quality items that you see yourself wearing for the indefinite future. Typically the word “investment” suggests that these pieces need to be high-priced, and thus you have to carefully think through the purchase and take care of the item for it to last a long time — another way to phrase that is “sustainable” shopping. Buying investment pieces forces us to shop consciously. But, if sustainability isn’t enough of a reason to invest in high-quality clothing, then consider the ease of putting together your daily wardrobe. Typically, investment pieces are items that you can match with multiple outfits, getting the most wear out of your clothes and fine-tuning your style in the process. 

To help you kickstart your capsule wardrobe or just inspire you to make more conscious shopping decisions, FH Edit has curated a list of brands that are making the best investment pieces sustainably. 

Art of Simplicity:

Just because “simplicity” is in the brand name doesn’t mean these clothes are boring. Surprise cutouts and puffy sleeves make Art of Simplicity’s linen, cotton, and silk dresses and shirts timeless and fun. Plus, this Balinese brand supports its local community by giving back 10% of its profits and planting one tree for every product sold. You can feel good and do good with just one purchase!

MAGDA T-Shirt Dress
MAGDA T-SHIRT DRESS
GRACE Silk Maxi Dress
GRACE SILK MAXI DRESS
ELISSA Tapered Linen Pants
JULIANE LONG SLEEVE LINEN SHIRT

Santicler:

A combination of super-soft materials — organic cotton, cashmere, and merino wool — and classic silhouettes make Santicler clothes the perfect investment pieces whether you are going to play in the snow or lounge around the house. Designer Monica Magdas Miller only uses certified sustainable materials from top suppliers in Europe. Then the garments are cut and sewn by family-owned factories in Transylvania, where tradition, craft, and attention to detail go hand in hand. These comfortable shirts and sweaters are the definition of high-quality.

Eileen Turtleneck Relaxed-Fit Merino Wool Sweater in Heather Grey
EILEEN TURTLENECK RELAXED-FIT MERINO WOOL SWEATER IN HEATHER GREY
Mara Pure Cashmere Ribbed Sweater Coat in Cobalt Stone
MARA PURE CASHMERE RIBBED SWEATER COAT IN COBALT STONE
Adry Organic Cotton Crewneck
ADRY ORGANIC COTTON CREWNECK

For more investment pieces and minimalist brands, visit our Designers page to shop from Fox Holt supported labels.