No more impulse buys just clever fashion investments! Fashion 12 June 2012 by Alex Zagalsky Soon we will be bombarded with tempting 50% off emails as the sale season starts for spring/summer and stores prepare for their autumn deliveries (all too soon, we know!). Sites such as Matches.com and MyWardrobe.com already have a head start as their price slashing has begun. We all love a bargain but it's always wise to buy items that promise longevity rather than subscribing to any particular trend. Here is the Clever Shopper's List for you, with items that will stand the test of time and never find themselves abandoned at the back of a drawer. Tights Stock up on them as they never go out of fashion. Two pairs of thick opaque Falke tights ( Princess Diana's favourite hosiery brand) will last you through the winter months. Just remember to hand wash! Merino wool Falke tights are now £14 from £29 at MyWardrobe.com The little black dress LDBs never go out of fashion as we all know but finding a cut price designer one is always a challenge as they tend to lie low during the sales! Go for one with sleeves so you can wear it all year long. We have fallen for this Thread Social shift dress from to £165 from £413 at Asos.com. What a bargain! Ladylike heels Wedge trainers may be all the rage, but when you have a special dinner to go to, you'll wish you'd invested in a classic pair of courts. The Diane Von Furstenberg block heels below are so timeless they could have been made any time since the 60s to now. Super feminine and elegant. £128 from £257 from MyWardrobe.com The all purpose jacket We would all kill for a Chanel tweed jacket in our wardrobe, but who can afford the crazy four figure price tag? The gorgeous Isabel Marant zip-up number below looks just as sleek and polished over a plain shift dress or jeans. Parisian chic at its best. £192 was £275 from Matches Leather biker Born in the 60s, this baby isn't going anywhere! The leather biker jacket is a staple that will turn every outfit into something stylish for years to come, so it's worth allocating a decent budget to it.We found this lovely Alice by Temperley one for £416 from £595 ( Mywardrobe.com). But for something more affordable, form an orderly queue outside Whistles when their sale starts! Statement jewellery Let other people get you the pretty, delicate stuff. This can be more most extravagant buy since jewellery can work across so many outfits. What about this cool 'Opomoea' necklace by Day Birger et Mikkelsen from Matches? A bargain at only £48 from £80. Ballet flats Go for red instead of plain black or anything too summery. Crimson looks great against tanned legs but also works well in winter with 50 denier tights. We love these snakeskin ones from Bloch, now £84 from £120 at Matches. The simple but stand-out leather tote Look for a bag that will earn its price tag through wear (i.e one that you can pair with jeans, dresses and for evening drinks). It has to be versatile and don't go for a light colour as clothes' dye rubs off. This gorgeous terracotta See by Chloe bag is now half price at £232 from Matches.