The fashion industry is huge, expecting to rake in over $600 billion dollars in 2019. Apparel is the leader with handbags and accessories the runner up.
Are you updating your wardrobe?
Are you wondering when to save and when to splurge when it comes to your clothes and accessories?
Take a look at this quality clothing buying guide and eliminate some of the guesswork!
What is High-Quality Clothing?
Is quality clothing only found in the most expensive department clothing stores?
No. There are bargains to be had. You don’t have to break the bank to be fashionable. Off-price retailers like Marshall’s often carry quality clothing at deep discounts.
Here’s what to look for when it comes to quality:
- Great fit
- Good construction
- Unique details
- High-end zippers
Quality clothes fit the body better. The construction is good with sturdy seams and nice fabric.
With that in mind, what items are worth the quality splurge?
Those Awesome Jeans
A great pair of quality jeans is head and shoulders above a discount brand. Good denim fabric is thicker and doesn’t wear out quickly.
You get what you pay for when it comes to high-quality jeans that will last for years.
Uniform Pieces and Blazers
Blazers, trousers, and button-down shirts are all classic pieces that never go out of style. Splurge on quality when it comes to these pieces.
Don’t Skimp on Shoes
Your feet will thank you when you don’t skimp on shoes. Cheap shoes are usually uncomfortable and wear out fast.
A great pair of shoes will last for years, and you can have them fixed if they break. There are so many amazing quality shoes, like these Gucci sneakers and shoes.
The Perfect Handbag
There’s nothing like carrying a well-made handbag. Cheap bags lose their shape and wear out fast.
A quality handbag lasts many years. Even if the bag goes out of style for a while, chances are, it’ll come back in.
A Good Bra
Don’t skimp on your bras. A good-fitting bra makes all your other clothes look better.
And, never wear your bra two days in a row. That stretches the elastic and your expensive bra will wear out quickly.
Where to Skimp
Cotton t-shirts are a no-brainer. They get a lot of wear, and almost no one can tell if your t-shirt is expensive. Buy inexpensive bargain-store t-shirts.
Trendy clothes are another skimp. Don’t blow a wad of cash on stuff that’ll be out of style in one or two seasons.
Don’t Forget to Rent
Want to make a big splash at a fancy event but don’t want to invest in a dress you’re not going to wear again? Don’t worry! You can rent a great dress, jewelry, and handbag from a place like Rent the Runway.
Splurge or Skimp?
It’s nice to have quality clothing but you don’t have to splurge on all your clothes to have a great wardrobe.
Splurge on great-fitting bras, and classic uniform pieces. Jeans, classic bags, and shoes are all good splurges.
Buy trendy clothes from the bargain stores. Have fun with your wardrobe and express your style! And find more great fashion advice here!