The concept of an essential luxury may seem like an oxymoron, but enjoying quality and comfort shouldn’t be considered self-indulgent. When it comes to items that are daily fixtures in your life, investing in finer pieces allows you to take pleasure in ordinary activities. Whether it is fancy pajamas or a well-lit mirror, there’s no reason you shouldn’t delight, or even indulge, in your most-love pieces.
A Pair of Fancy (Washable) Pajamas
Natori Feathers Long-Sleeve Pajama Set ($130)
There’s nothing wrong with jumping into bed wearing an old tee and a pair of boxers, but there’s something luxurious about a matching pajama set. Not only does it feel super posh, but it signals to your brain that you’re ready to relax. Silk is nice, but regularly dry cleaning sleepwear is pretty unrealistic, so opt for a machine washable pair like this set from Natori.
A Good Hair Brush
Mason Pearson Handy Mixture Brush ($150)
A quality hair brush may seem superfluous, but it has major benefits. Cheap brushes can damage hair follicles or even make clean hair look dirty from built-up product. A Mason Pearson brush may seem extra at first, but it cleans hair and stimulates the scalp which leaves hair looking and feeling healthy. It’s also designed to last for years with proper maintenance, which helps make it worth the price tag.
A Simple Black Leather Crossbody
A black crossbody bag is easily one of the most versatile accessories in any wardrobe. But it doesn’t have to be embellished with a designer label for it to be classic and functional. A simple, compact leather crossbody (sans any logos) is an everyday and everynight staple.
Cuyana Mini Tassel Bag ($150)
A Set of Hotel-Worthy Bed Sheets
Percale Sheet Set – Queen ($198)
You know that feeling of waking in a hotel, refreshed and relaxed? A set of high-quality bed sheets can help you capture that feeling and experience it each day, While thread count is important, the type of tread is what makes bed sheets durable and comfortable. These Percale Sheets from Snowe are lightweight, smooth, and will have you wishing you could order room service.
An Illuminated Makeup Mirror
Riki Loves Riki Skinny Lighted Vanity Mirror ($195)
Many people don’t realize they’ve been in the dark (literally) until they invest in a well-lit makeup mirror. Lighted mirrors eliminate shadows and allow for flawless makeup application with minimal eye strain. It’s a little luxury that will make a big different in your beauty routine.
A Classic Black Leather Jacket
Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket ($498)
A leather jacket is universal because that everyone can pull it off and it will never go out of style. It’s a transitional layering piece that you can wear on repeat each season, year after year. It may take a bit of hunting to find the fit and wash that works best for you, but it’s an investment you won’t regret.
A Versatile Wallet
A sleek, well-made wallet should be easy to transfer from your tote to a small clutch. This zip-around option is compact but still has card slots, a pouch for change, and a slip pocket that allows you to keep your cash flat and organized.