I live by two rules: 1. When it comes to trends: go for affordability 2. When it boils down to timeless staples and accessories: shoot for quality.
And I will say, these rules are absolutely essential when building a darling’s wardrobe arsenal on a budget. If you’re like me and you absolutely love a good trend (let’s say.. off-the-shoulder, or lace-up heels) like I s0-totally adore, it’s necessary to not get too carried away when investing in such items. I love this off-the-shoulder gem by Topshop because it’s priced under $50, but you’ll definitely get your wear out of it this spring & summer. So, denim. You could say distressed denim are a trend, but I feel like the ones I’m wearing here are minimally distressed and can definitely transition from season to season, and year to year. In this case, I prefer investing in a better-fitting and more comfortable high-quality pair.
Accessories: These are important! If you’ve saved up for that #goals bag (like the way I did for the Chloe Marcie satchel) — shooting for a neutral, timeless handbag that will stay in style for-ev-er is key. It would be heartbreaking to spend a fortune on a bag that you want to say “see YA” to when one fashion season transitions to another.
Shoes: The shoes I’m wearing in today’s post are total going out shoes. I’m talking hit-the-town, possibly 6th Street (ha — probably not) and have-fun shoes. So naturally I shoot for a price tag that is under $100. When it comes to kicks – you don’t want to go for too low of quality and price tag to the point where you have blisters (my college self made this mistake all the time) and then you end up kicking yourself (literally) all night for making the mistake of wearing them out AGAIN night after night, blisters and all.
What are your tips on scoring and scavenging high-quality and low-quality staples and trends on a budget?