SHOPPING: WHEN TO SAVE & WHEN TO SPLURGE

March 18, 2019

 

A wardrobe full of designer clothes? Unnecessary. A closet full of Zara? No thanks.
My ideal wardrobe consists of a mix between high-end luxury brands and affordable fast fashion. The trick is knowing when to go to each.

SPLURGE ON

Quality Basics

The perfect white t-shirt. Soft supple knitwear. A pair of jeans that fit just right. Timeless basics will never go out of style. And when a piece of clothing is simple, that’s when the craftsmanship and quality really shows. So don’t feel silly spending 300$ on a T-Shirt. Because trust me, it’s going to be one of your most-worn items.

Bags & Shoes

This one’s a no brainer. But bags & shoes are almost always worth the splurge. An eye-catching accessory can make even the most casual of outfits instantly chic. And because quality lasts, you can pass them down generations.

Archival Pieces

Sometimes designers have legendary eras at certain fashion houses. Phoebe Philo at Celine. Galliano at Jean Paul Gaultier. Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. So if I catch wind that a designer is leaving a fashion house after an iconic run, I usually try to snatch something up from their collection. You never know, it could go up in value.

SAVE ON

Trends

In one day, out the next. Don’t waste your money on something that could be *so over* in six months. Leave that to Zara.

Seasonal Specialties

Whether it’s a teddy coat I love for fall, or boots I only wear in the rain—I try to cut corners on things that I know I’ll only wear a few times a year. Hint: This is when department store sales really come in handy!

Occasion Outfits

Whether it’s for a night out. An interview. Or a first date. You don’t need to buy a whole new outfit just because you really like this guy you matched with on Tinder. But if you’re really in the mood to step out in something new—I typically go for mid-market brands like Maje, Barneys Co-Op, or Aritzia.

photos by Andrew Morales

click to shop the look:

Louis Vuitton Boots | Celine Bag | IRO coat | Aritzia pants (sold out, similar here)| Quay sunglasses | cashmere scarf

6 Comments

  • Reply Jessica March 26, 2019 at 5:20 AM

    Loving the cozy and stylish style dear. The boots really wrapped up the look.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Reply Radi March 25, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    I love to splurge on shoes the most! I feel like I need every single pair I see LOL

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK March 25, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Great advice and I love your boots!

    THE LALA LOOKBOOK
    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

  • Reply Fay March 20, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    I agree, beautiful pictures.

  • Reply Yara Mel March 20, 2019 at 4:38 AM

    Couldn’t agree more with your list! Bags, shoes and basics deserve the big money :)

    http://www.desiringsme.com/current-mood/

  • Reply Eva Redson March 19, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    wow, love your style so much!!

    If you want check out my latest article:
    TOP 4 WEARABLE FASHION TRENDS FOR S/S 2019
    —> https://www.evaredson.com/2019/03/top-4-wearable-trends-for-ss-2019.html

    XX Eva

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