Economic Dressing for the Style Savvy

Time-enduring investment pieces for the forward-thinking, budget-conscious fashionista

1. Wolford Fatal Top ($145 Wolford Melbourne): Available in a range of colours, this opaque, seamless tube by luxury bodywear brand, Wolford, is made of exclusive velvet material and is the quintessential layering piece for all seasons.

2. SABA Nina Blazer ($329 SABA): This tailored black blazer by SABA is cut in a classic shape and is perfect for the office or to throw over a white tee with jeans for a "casual chic" look.

3. Wolford Fatal Dress ($295 Wolford Melbourne): Like the "Fatal Top", this Wolford dress is also made of a sensually soft velvet material.  It's versatility is what makes it the ultimate wardrobe essential, as it can be worn as a skirt (doubled-up or high-waisted), dress (long or short) or top.  It too is available in a range of colours (the colour shown being Asphalt).

4. Karen Gee The Miraculous Leather Pant ($500 Karen Gee): Every woman needs a pair of leather pants in her wardrobe, as leather transcends seasons.  For this reason, it is worthwhile investing in a high quality, long-wearing piece, such as these buttery soft slim-fit leather pants designed by Karen Gee.

5. Wittner Balbour Court Shoes ($129 Wittner): This classic black court shoe with a slim stiletto heel is an uber-comfortable addition to your office attire (I own a pair myself), and is still dressy enough to leave on for post-work drinks.

6. Karen Gee The Turner Dress ($350 Karen Gee): Structured and simple, but with stylish leather panels on the shoulders for a point of difference, this Karen Gee dress will easily transition from office to cocktail wear with an effortless change of heels. Available in black, navy and white.

7. Z Spoke by Zac Posen ($191 The Outnet): This white leather Zac Posen clutch is a striking accompaniment to an all black ensemble, especially the little black dress. It also comes with a detachable chain shoulder strap, so it can be used as both a day and night piece.

8. Bec & Bridge Sabine Cami ($130 Bec & Bridge): Featuring a T-back and slip-on entry, this Bec & Bridge sleek camisole is made from soft silk.  It too is great for layering and is available in a range of colours, including coral, french navy, lilac, maroon, black and silver.