Making worthwhile fashion investments can be really hard, especially if you are used to splurging on the clothing and fashion accessories. Check out a few things to consider before making fashion investments, such as designer clothing and accessories.
1. Take your time
If you want to make a big fashion investment, make sure you take your time. Impulse purchases sometimes lead to buyer’s remorse. Just make sure you really want that thing. Instead of buying it at once, go home, think it over and sleep on it. This will help you to make a decision away from the pressure of a sales environment.
2. Take your budget into account
Always take your budget into account, when you are looking at making fashion investments. What seems expensive to one person may not seem so to another. Always spend within your means, since there is no point purchasing something you will be paying off for a few years. Don’t make fashion investments if you don’t have the cash. Come up with realistic savings or payment plan.
3. Calculate the cost per wear
Calculating the cost per wear of an item before purchasing it is one of the best ways to see if you are making a worthwhile fashion investment. I always divide a cost of the thing by number of times I will wear it. For instance, wearing a blazer which costs $200 around 50 times will equate to about $1 per wear. So that $30 top that you wear only once will cost you $30.
4. Make sure it suits your personal style
Before buying an item make sure that it’ll suit your personal style. There is no point purchasing something just because everyone else has one or because it is in fashion now. Before buying an item, visualize different outfit combinations with the clothes you have in your wardrobe. If you come up with many, then you can buy it!
5. Pay attention to the quality
When buying clothing or accessories, you should always pay attention to its quality. If you are going to be splurging then choose items which are worth the money. Check the level of craftsmanship and the quality of the material. If you are not sure about the quality or the item feels cheap, wait until you find the item that is worth to spend your money on.
6. Stick to classic and timeless designs
Sticking with classic, timeless designs is one of the best ways to ensure that your fashion investment never goes out of style. Try to spend less on trend-based things that change with the seasons and more on items that will last for years.
7. Shop around
Nowadays you really need to think twice before paying full price for anything. And with online shopping, comparing prices and items it is easier than ever! If you can buy it at a reduced cost or on sale then that’s certainly a worthwhile fashion investment!
8. Check the care instructions
Some things, especially designer clothing, may still cost you after buying. Certain fabrics or delicate items may be dry clean only. You will not only be paying the initial price, but you will also be paying a lot when you clean it. So make sure you check the care instructions before buying something.
Have you ever made any big fashion purchases? Do you have any other tips for making worthwhile fashion investments? Share your thoughts, please!