You’re out shopping with some girlfriends just for fun (nothing in particular) and you find this gorgeous dress for $150. You don’t know when you will wear it but it’s so beautiful you just HAVE to have it. This happens to us all the time! Is this dress REALLY worth the price you’re going to pay?
Take the price of something you are thinking about purchasing. Divide it by the number of times you KNOW you will wear it. If that price is $10 or under, it’s a good investment and you will get your money’s worth. Under $15 is also reasonable if your budget allows. Anything over $25 is simply not worth it. This goes for jewelry and accessories too.
I understand that sometimes there will be exceptions to this rule (I have definitely broken it before) but it all depends on your budget and how much you are willing to spend. My $10 rule is mostly applied to everyday staples such as a white dress shirt, a nice pair of denim jeans or a plain black dress for work.
Special events such as weddings and graduations may call for a higher price point and that’s perfectly fine but it’s all about BALANCE. Applying this rule while shopping definitely prevents last minute impulse buys and also eliminates buyers remorse.
Here are some of my favorite investment pieces that are totally worth it –(your go to plain top, diamond studs, a black blazer, little black dress and the perfect pair of jeans).
P.S. This rule also applies to men who are wardrobe shopping… be sure to share!
Xx, Hannah Beth