Whether you’re a regular in your local luxury shopping precinct, or are saving your pennies for that one piece you can’t live without, all fashionistas will agree: nothing beats designer. However, that doesn’t mean that every designer piece ever created will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Many a shopper has entered the perfumed, glossy stores bearing hallowed fashion giants’ names and thought, “If I’m dropping thousands on one item, it’s got to be spectacular!” But that is where they went wrong. Before you spend your hard-earned cash on those pumps with the furry heels or that fluro clutch, think about what you want the piece for. The cost per wear drops significantly when you buy something classic or versatile that can be paired with several different outfit combinations.
That said, we all love a statement piece and something eye-catching can certainly be utilised and worn as the exclamation mark of every fashion statement you make. But it still has to be practical for your needs.
Another thing to think about is making your money work as hard as it can! You may be tempted to buy the smaller Chanel bag and save a few hundred dollars, but if it’s too small to suit your day-to-day use, that defeats the purpose of buying it. Spend the extra cash where you can and you’ll get more out of your purchase!
If you’re like Kylie Jenner and can afford a pair of Yeezy boots for every day of the year, you don’t necessarily need to worry about this. But if you’re still building your #girlboss empire, consider investing in classic, timeless pieces before splurging on whacky, wonderful items you’ll only wear on special occasions. After all, you want to be able to wear your gorgeous designer goodies, not let them sit in the wardrobe where no one can admire them!
Hanna Sloan is studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree at QUT. She grew up wanting to be either a writer or a professional dancer, or both. Nothing has changed. She is passionate about performance, fashion, and social progress, and is a confirmed #NastyWoman. Hanna is the proud curator of a shoe collection surpassing sixty pairs, and always thought Andie Anderson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' was crazy for not wanting to write about shoes for a living. In her spare time Hanna can be found devouring a book or magazine, watching 'Friends' or asking her parents for Snapchats of the family’s two beagles.