SPEND SMARTER

May 22, 2017

Is it just me, or is fashion getting exorbitantly expensive? Just the other day I was trying on a pair of trousers at Sandro, and I looked at the price tag…1,200! For pants! At Sandro?! Get the fuck out of here.

With crazy high prices, changing seasons, and evolving trends—it may seem like staying on trend means emptying out your wallet every few weeks at Barneys. But let’s not do that. It’s time to shop smarter.

Splurge on: Jackets & Bags

When you find a good jacket, and I mean a really good jacket, it’s worth the investment. Whether it’s a Balmain blazer, an Acne Studios moto jacket, or a Saint Laurent bomber—a fabulous jacket is an investment piece. And it can make the simplest look fashion-forward. Think jeans, a tee, and a killer Givenchy bomber. Done and done.

Bags are a no-brainer. Like a good jacket, a designer bag makes you instantly chic. One of my favorite outfits is my gym clothes, a pair of Celine sunglasses, and my big Givenchy bag. A quality bag is timeless, and you can pass it down through generations.

Save on: Clothes & Shoes

First off, clothing these days has become way too overpriced. 500$ for a shirt? No thanks. And not to mention, pretty much any designer look can be found at Zara …and will probably go out of style in a few months. Or you’ll get sick of it. Don’t waste your money. Stick to affordable options when it comes to clothing.

Whether you spend or save on shoes depends on your personality. If you’re one of those people who takes great care of their things, and you can keep a pair of shoes in pristine condition, then yes—spend away! Because a great pair of shoes will complete any outfit. But if you’re more of a wear and tear kind of girl (or guy), opt for affordable stylish options like Steve Madden or Vince. If you’re ‘gonna scuff up your new favorite booties in a year, then probably best not to blow your money on them.

photos by Alex Socks

Saint Laurent jacket | Stella McCartney shoes | Celine sunglasses| vintage Armani pants (similar here) | Givenchy bag

19 Comments

  • Reply sophia June 10, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    Thanks for those great tips <3 very helpful for a shopaholic like me <3

    xoxo, Best Wallets 2017

  • Reply Feli June 5, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    I love your jacket!
    PASSION HEARTS

  • Reply Didier June 4, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    I totally agree with you. I bought an Acne Moto jacket last year and I’m still obsessed with it. I love that Saint Laurent bomber so much. Might have to splurge on one myself!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  • Reply Corina June 3, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    I love the article- very precise! And you look fabulous! Love your style!

    xo Corina
    http://www.unbouquetdamour.com

  • Reply Carmen May 30, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    Oh I totally agree with you dear! Jackets and bags are investments you’ll never regret. When it comes to tees, I often go for a less expensive version except it’s a super special one :)
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Reply Elizabeth May 29, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    Such lovely tips and I adore your photos, they have an incredible dream like quality, so gorgeous! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  • Reply Pamela Leon May 26, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    I completely agree with you! Fashion is so expensive now, it is crazy. I’ve never spent more than $100 for a top, and I never will. You can find great things at cheaper prices! xx

    http://www.seeusexplore.com/

  • Reply Sarah-Allegra May 26, 2017 at 5:11 AM

    such a cool Combo! And by far the coolest spot in paris!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

  • Reply Adela May 25, 2017 at 10:07 PM

    Love your jacket and style darling!!!

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com/

  • Reply Agnes May 25, 2017 at 7:16 PM

    Very true, quality over quantity and timeless pieces are the best investments!
    Agnes x

    BlvckBee.Com

  • Reply Katrina Fernandez May 25, 2017 at 1:13 AM

    I absolutely agree with you girl! Brand is not important at all, if you have a good taste then you are absolutely amazing! But look at you, you are definitely a jaw-dropping young lady!

    Hope you could drop by to my blog too at Katrina Isha

    xx,

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK May 25, 2017 at 12:30 AM

    So true, great advice. I get torn between designer shoes and bags. But Zara is my favorite for clothes

    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

  • Reply Jenelle May 24, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    I like to mix and match high and low items too, it is all too easy to spend FAR too much on anything and everything. I definitely love having luxe designer pieces, but there are reasonable prices and then there is ridiculous! I would have walked away from those pants too. Jackets are a better investment for sure! Love these photos by the way- this spot is one of my favourite places in the world.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  • Reply Alessia May 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    I agree with you, designers’ pieces are going to last forever! I love your Saint Laurent jacket and the Givenchy bag!
    xo Alessia
    http://www.fleurdhiver.com

  • Reply Jessie May 24, 2017 at 5:21 AM

    Love that Saint Laurent Jacket! So stylish and chic!
    xx, Jessie
    http://www.4evajessie.com

  • Reply Nadia Cohen May 23, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Luv the trousers and the Givenchy bag. You are right, with prices being ridiculously high, it’s best to buy quality investment pieces.
    http://www.ubetterwork.blogspot.com

  • Reply Shloka May 23, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    These are great tips – I cannot believe the pants were that expensive?! I’m one of those people who loves her shoes so I like to splurge on my accessories but I like to be careful about clothes! It’s about quality not quantity right!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • Reply Cecilie Krog May 23, 2017 at 5:46 AM

    Gorgeous look babe and the location is to die for !
    /Cecilie

    http://WWW.BYKROG.DK

  • Reply Jerad Michael May 22, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    This is really helpful – it’s easy to get caught up in the newest trends, but investment pieces really are important!

    -Jerad
    http://neutralnomad.com/blog/2017/5/21/the-summer-sneaker-you-need-right-now

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