When it comes to an investment piece, most would start by suggesting “a crisp white shirt”, “a little black dress” or “a comfortable, timeless t-shirt“. True enough, these garments are a definite, unarguable fact that they are investment pieces per se. But when it comes to a unisex investment item, is there anything else other than the restricted boundaries of a white shirt?

That’s when an epiphany strikes: “How about a (not so regular) checked shirt, decorated with quirky details?”

This cowboy influenced Western shirt from the men’s section of Gucci is what we believe to be closet appropriate for both guys and girls. Photo credit: Gucci

After sourcing through the Internet and almost every e-commerce website (think Net-a-Porter, Luisaviaroma, Matchesfashion et al.), we inevitably landed on the pages of  Gucci. Just under several clicks, we found the one  — the investment piece. This Alessandro Michele designed, blue and white checked shirt, with a touch of Texan-influence in burgundy and embroidered appliqués is the key piece that we have been looking for.

You might question its value for being a unisex investment piece, so here are six ways (three for the girls and three for the guys) to prove our point. It may be from the men’s section, but the girls will probably rock it better.