The days of throwaway fashion and spending sprees are long-gone for most shoppers is what financially-leaner times mean. Stop spending on flash-in-the-pan trends and invest in timeless styles that’ll keep in good nick season after season as now’s the time to change tack.

Follow this guide to the five hardest-working built-in wardrobes items below to discover the ultimate classic look, from outerwear to underwear…

Outerwear: Trench Coat

Coats and jackets are our number one, no-brainier investment wear – if you’re going to spend six to nine months dressed in one full-body coverall, it pretty much needs to be durable, attractive and trend-proof to last the stretch. Trench coats tick all the boxes. Light enough to wear in autumn and spring, as well on top of winter layers, this classic style never loses its cool.

Dress: Shift

A gorgeous, fitted shift dress should be on standby in every investment-shopper’s wardrobe. Buy in a neutral tone and wear belted or loose, bare-legged and bare-armed in summer and over shirts and tights in winter. The shift dress is the ultimate hard-working base to build an outfit up from for any occasion. It’s totally flattering as day wear, or jazzed up with jewelry for nights out.

Bottoms: Black Trousers

Black trousers needn’t feel like part of a uniform – get a smart/casual pair that really flatters you and you’ll get acres of wear out of them. Gap do five styles of classic black trousers from wide-legged to cigarette-slim, so pick a pair for an ultra-affordable investment to add in to your affordable built-in wardrobes. Those wanting to dish out a little more on designer trews should check out ranges at Stella McCartney and Celina.

Make-Up: Red Lipstick

Red lipstick is iconic for a reason. Invest in the right shade and it’ll last you through days at the office to nights on the town, with little need for more make-up elsewhere. That’s the beauty of red lip-pie – it instantly gives your look that pulled-together quality. Choose natural shades from Bobbi Brown, bold styles from Mac or be beguiled by Tom Ford’s Art Decor cases and gorgeous colors.

Underwear: Classic Lingerie

Even when you’re saving, you don’t have to neglect your undies. Stock up on classic, great-quality lingerie and feel your elegant best on every occasion. Pick bras, knickers and hosiery in 100% silk or cotton – these natural fabrics are hypoallergenic, long-lasting, breathable and sit most comfortably against the skin. For a special occasion, always go for silk stockings – the quality really shows.

It does not have to be an expensive option when it comes to buying bedroom furniture or custom wardrobes. At reasonable prices also, good, tasteful and well-made furniture can be purchased. First you need to understand which is the bedroom the furniture is to be bought for. You need furniture that will suit your taste, the theme and decor of your house, and your budget, if it’s the master bedroom. The bedroom is the place that you are going to be spending a lot of time in, to lie down, to sleep and to relax after all.

You will want furniture that is soothing and comfortable as a matter of fact. The choice of furniture will depend on the number of children and their age and sex, if its bedroom furniture for the children that is required. You would want furniture that is practical and not very costly, if it’s a guest bedroom then.

They are popularly made from wood, wrought iron, metals and particle board when it comes to bedroom fixtures. In making room furniture there are different qualities of wood that are used. In wood, you can get good sturdy and tastefully designed bedroom furniture as that’s not going to drill a hole in your wallet. Made from teak, mahogany, walnut, oak and other expensive wood, there is expensive wood furniture.