Fashion The 13 Best Fashion Items That Are Worth the Investment By Ruthie Friedlander Ruthie Friedlander Twitter Ruthie Friedlander is a New York-based writer, editor, and founder of the At Large Agency. She is also the co-founder of The Chain, a non-profit eating disorder support system for women in fashion and entertainment. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 22, 2018 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy If one of your 2018 resolutions is to make smarter shopping decisions, then consider this list of splurge-worthy pieces to invest in this year. Long gone are the days of wasting money on pieces that either fall apart or fall out of style, because here comes a parade of revamped essentials and upgraded must-haves. 01 of 13 A Statement Maker Courtesy Buy Now Whether it's a logo tee or a fancy scarf, find yourself a fun, fancy, frilly statement maker that screams your personal style. 02 of 13 The Moto Jacket Courtesy Buy Now A leather jacket that is seasonless and will help you transition perfectly from day to night. 03 of 13 The Perfect Jean Courtesy Buy Now There have never been more options of denim to choose from and that is overwhelming. Find yourself one brand and one style and stick to it. Classic style is never something to be embarrassed by. 04 of 13 A Pair of Tailored Pants Courtesy Buy Now Finding a well-tailored pant can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying. The perfect pant will last you for years. 05 of 13 The Trench Courtesy Buy Now A fashionista's essential piece of outerwear. 06 of 13 The Blazer Courtesy Buy Now A blazer that will take you to brunch with a tee-shirt and to the boardroom with an a-line dress. 07 of 13 The LBD Courtesy Buy Now The classic LBD just with an ultra-flattering twist. 08 of 13 The Fisherman Sweater Courtesy Buy Now A sweater that without a doubt can be worn on the coldest days (but you'll still wish you could wear over your summer dresses on the hottest). 09 of 13 Fancy Flats Courtesy Buy Now A flat (and comfortable!) shoe that can take you from breakfast to lunch, dinner, and then drinks. 10 of 13 The Classic Boot Courtesy Buy Now These sleek Chelsea style boots are perfect for transitional months. 11 of 13 The Manolo Courtesy Buy Now A slingback heel that will never go out of style, courtesy of the genius that is Manolo Blahnik. 12 of 13 The Everyday Earring Courtesy Buy Now Blair Waldorf never left her home without earrings, and neither should you (assuming you're ears are pierced). 13 of 13 The Work Bag Courtesy Buy Now A bag big enough for going to work, but chic enough for going out.