I like to think of myself as a frugal fashionista (that sounds like a great name for a blog, if it isn’t already taken.) I’d much rather spend $50 buying eight things I’m really going to love, as opposed to spending $50 on one thing that I might really love at the moment. Sure, not all of those eight garments are going to be used every single day, but this way I don’t have to feel bad about it. If I bought that one $50 garment and didn’t wear it every day, I’d feel like I wasted my money.
There are a few exceptions to that rule of mine. One of those being shoes. I’ve always said that shoes make or break the outfit. They either need to compliment or enhance the outfit, but never take away from it. You don’t want the shoes to be the only part of the outfit people stare at. For that reason, and many more, I’ll always invest in them and spend the $50-$100 to buy a show stopping piece. I want something to look great, and be able to withstand the constant use.
For you, it might be something different. You may not be a big shoe person, but someone who cannot live without their purses and bags; or you may be the person who has a dress obsession and just can’t get enough. Whatever it may be, you should sit down and find the time to figure it all out. Take a few hours to assess your wardrobe, making note of all the products that are worth it to you. These are the things you don’t mind spending the cash on. Also, this tip definitely applies to more than just fashion, and can reach over to other markets like beauty and technology. It’s truly timeless advice.
Not everyone can afford to spend the $50-$100 on a single piece of clothing. I completely understand that; I’m struggling with paying student loans and still being able to afford to live. Thankfully, the advent of the internet offers many outlets at the touch of a finger that will help you get great quality items for much lower prices. Be sure to spend time googling and researching your options, because there are so many out there. Also, a small tip, make sure you research the things you’ll be buying as well. There are many sites that will sell you knockoffs and cheap replicas that will fall apart much faster than their genuine counterpart.
So, what are some fashion products you always invest in? Do you like your sleek handbags? Or are you more of a jean connoisseur? Let me know in the comments below!