Welcome to my age-old dilemma. The one where I debate the pros and cons of buying sometimes designer, always expensive, higher-end clothing. Is it worth it? Let's discus..
Although my salary leaves me with little $$ to go shopping at Creatures of Comfort, I can't help but feel attracted to the silhouettes and fabrics that contemporary/high end designers put out. Every time I walk into Barney's there's one item I always think about splurging on. Problem is, I can't help but think about the fact that it's $400 and who knows how many times I'll wear it before it goes out of style?
That's not to say I don't love shopping at High Street stores. However, my thought process is a bit different there. Shops like Zara and H&M are great for really trendy pieces like heather gray sweatpants and tulle tutus. I drop $70 and it's like I have a whole new closet. Sill, multiple transactions of $70 eventually adds up to $400. Instead of buying the sweatpants and tulle tutus that'll only be in fashion for a month, why not splurge on that perfectly boxy dress by A.P.C?
And so, I really battle with this; should I limit my spending to more expensive, quality pieces that will last me a lifetime (or so I hope. But quality control is a different conversation that deserves its own post)? Or should I get over my attraction to Barney's and buy more trendy pieces, more often and just shop by trends.
Lately, I've been doing a mix with more of a focus on higher-end. For so long, I found myself buying things from H&M and Zara and only wearing them once or twice before I was over them. My recently purchased Rachel Comey dress which was more than it should be (even on sale!) is classic and well-made. Although I can't decide if I find myself wearing it more than twice because it cost so damn much!
What's your take?