Invest in your clothes

In my last post, I discussed why buying clothes on sale does not mean saving money. I also noted that in building your wardrobe, your major concern should not be just buying as many items as you can with the money you have, but with investing in the right items of clothing. Here’s why you should invest money in your wardrobe: 

(1) You avoid wasting money on clothes you buy but will never wear. Do not buy the dress that is two sizes too small to use as motivation to lose weight. If you never fit into it or when you do, you decide that you don’t like the style, you won’t wear it. Avoid buying the same items in multiple colors that you don’t like. Resist the temptation to buy something just because it was cheap. Don’t buy a piece that you don’t like, or that doesn’t accentuate you just because it is the latest trend. If you don’t like it, you won’t wear it. and you would have wasted your money.

(2) You will have high quality clothes. You may pay a little more money for your purchase, however, they are most likely, high quality clothing. Better brands will charge more for using first-rate material and more efficient sewing techniques. Combined with normal wear and following proper laundry and storage instructions, those quality clothes should last for years.

(3) You avoid saying the dreaded “I have nothing to wear”! Your closet can only hold so many items and you can only wear so many items. Also, you don’t want to end up with an overflowing closet where you only wear 20% of what you have and you still keep saying “I have nothing to wear”!

When you invest in your clothes, you get quality garments. When shopping, go for mostly investment pieces (80%) over trendy, cheap pieces (20%), and you will end up with an exciting wardrobe that will serve you for many years. If you need a stylist to help you create/update your wardrobe, you can leave a message at http://gillian-j.com/contact/ . If there are any fashion/styling related topics you want to see covered, please email me at jmarie@gillian-j.com. Until next time, 

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