Clothes: When to Save and When to Splurge

Being fashionable does not come cheap. Knowing how much to spend on clothes and accessories is always an important consideration. Deciding the right amount to spend on a particular piece of clothing is not easy, especially if you are on a tight budget.  But still, you HAVE to look great. We are glad to tell you that you don’t always have to buy the priciest dress or pants in order to be fashionable. To get the most out of your hard-earned cash, here is a list of items that you should splurge on and items that you can spend less on.

Splurge on…

  • Jeans

Jeans is like a universal uniform – you can wear it anytime, anyplace. A good pair of jeans should not only fit well, they should be able to stand repeated use. Great fit can make your butt and legs look awesome, and it’s only understandable why you should spend considerable time looking for jeans that will fit your body well. The fabric should be strong enough to survive the years of washing it will experience.

  • Handbags

Handbags are both an accessory and a necessity. You can’t live without carrying a handbag whenever you go out of the house. Aside from design, durability is a primary concern, since it will carry your stuff. A good handbag should be made of quality materials, with good stitching and a classic design. Spending a few hundred dollars more on a good handbag is worth the momentary guilt.

Save on…

  • Evening dresses

Unless you’re a celebrity and looking awesome is a must, it’s not practical for you to pour thousands of dollars on outrageously expensive long gowns. Since you will only use them for several times and will be delegated to the back closet afterwards, you should buy reasonably priced evening dresses with good fit and good material. If you do decide to buy an Armani or a Versace, make sure that you choose something that you can use over and over again.

  • Hosiery

They will run or get snagged sometime anyway, so what’s the use of buying those Victoria’s Secret stockings? Designer hosiery may be a tad more durable than the cheaper ones, but the material is still flimsy. For the price of one pricey stockings or pantyhose, you can get two or three moderately-priced ones with good quality.

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