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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: January 15, 2013

Spotted in the street: one of the best investment pieces you can buy

The investment piece. It’s something that doesn’t come around that often in your closet, but when it does, it will last you for years, maybe a lifetime. An investment piece doesn’t come cheap either. Think a Burberry Trench, a crisp white Ralph Lauren shirt. I bought my first investment piece my first year out of college. A Marc Jacobs wool coat at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. I ended up bouncing my rent check but I still have that gem in my closet 7 years later and I probably won’t ever give it up.

I spotted these young friends home on break from college and wanted to know what was in his Barbour bag. He told me it was empty – he was already wearing his purchase. Behold the classic Barbour Jacket. An investment piece for sure, but something he’ll have for years to come. There’s even a tumblr dedicated to it! I’d also say that his Ray Bans are another piece that won’t ever go out of style. So basically this guy doesn’t ever have to buy clothes again. He’s set.

Can you spot another investment piece on them? One that most of us already own?

The Bean Boot of course. Have you ever unloaded some major dough on an investment piece? Come on – fess up!

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