Knowing where to invest your money can be a difficult thing to navigate. I have definitely been that kinda gal who has spent a ridiculous amount of money on something silly just for a brand name (or another stupid reason haha). Now that I know how to determine good quality and craftsmanship and how to keep a budget, I have laid out my masterplan of save or splurge: fashion edition!
I don't see the need to spend more than about $5-$10 on a plain tank top for layering and such. They're such a basic piece and you can get some really good ones for little money.
I think basic tees are another thing you can save your money on- every store has a decent quality basics line that won't break the bank.
Jeans are one of those things that really show their craft. Getting a nice, good quality pair of jeans may be something you'll have to spend a good amount of money on.
I'm not saying go buy the 3 packs of Hanes for $5.99 but stores like Victoria's Secret and La Senza put on their 7 for $27 sales so often that there's really no need to pay full price for your panties.
If there's one thing you need to spend a pretty penny on it's gotta be a good bra. Wearing cheap bras is so bad for your breasts and back- you'll regret those cheap bras in your future!
For something so comfy and casual, who needs it to be expensive? They're mainly for bumming around in anyways.
Cheap sweaters are just a bad idea- a month down the road when it frays and pulls it really wasn't worth the saved money anyways because it will need to be replaced.
A good pair of shoes is essential, not just for looks but for your body. Wearing a bad pair of shoes puts a strain on your hips, lower back, knees, and feet- not worth the save!
Just an everyday pair of socks? Don't waste your money, odds are you're the only person who's going to see them anyways.
If you're in the type of climate where you need to buy a coat then you'll want to spend a little extra money to get something that's well made. Nothing is worse than a cheap coat when its 30C below!
Something like a denim or leather jacket is an item that can run at a higher price, but finding them for a lower dollar amount is a good idea. They're seasonal so you're only wearing them a few months of the year anyways- they don't wear out that quickly.
Like the hoodies, odds are you're only going to wear them for bumming about the house, save your money for the nicer things.
We've all witnessed a lady bend over in leggings and seen a little too much for comfort. Spend the few extra bucks for some good quality leggings so you don't have to worry about showing a bit too much.
Just for sleeping? Save your money. Even if you're drawn to the luxurious pyjamas of Victoria's Secret or La Vie En Rose they always go on sale!
Skirts: splurge or save
I think there is definitely a need to splurge on a few nice skirts- a maxi, a pencil, a midi etc. But if you're looking for just a seasonal spring/summer skirt you can definitely save your moolah!
Dresses: splurge or save
Like the skirts, it's important to have a few nice dresses for fancier occasions and of course a gorgeous LBD. However, when it comes to summer dresses there are many on the market that run a little cheaper.
Sports bra: splurge
Hold those girls close to your body to avoid saggy breasts in your old age!
Yoga pants: splurge
Re: leggings- really for the same reason.
Workout tops: save
If you've got a good sports bra on underneath then there's really no reason to spend an arm and a leg for expensive workout tops. My favourite tops to workout in are actually just old t-shirts and tank tops!
Running shorts: save
As long as you find a pair of running shorts that don't ride up, you're golden!
My tip for buying your trainers is save up a hefty amount of money and go in not even looking at price tags. Your trainers need to fit like a dream and hit your feet in all the right places. If a good pair of trainers is going to cost you $300, it's worth it in the long run.
Breathable socks: splurge
100% cotton workout socks are a must if you're serious about getting fit- avoid that athletes foot! Nike and Under Armour make amazing workout socks. Yes they are pricy for what they are, but your feet with thank you.
I hope you guys found this save or splurge idea interesting and helpful! Please do let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading, xo, Katelyn