January–a time when many of us rethink everything including our closets, is just around the corner so in my effort to encourage us all to #buybetterbuyless here are some investment pieces, all with details which make them modern, that are prime replacements for the tote that has worn out or the blazer that just doesn’t fit right anymore. Plus these are all by designers–Khaite, CO, The Row, and Vince, whom I think are the Next Gen of simple, modern design. I like the idea of an oversize blazer, but one that is cinched at the waist seems like a more flattering style for many of us. Khaite’s tote that comes in 3 colors, is sure to become a classic as are their cashmere sweaters like this turtleneck here. I can imagine wearing all these pieces until they wear out.