You KNOW I believe in quality over quantity, buying a classic wardrobe interspersed with fun trendy pieces that keep it modern and fresh. I usually do not advocate spending too much money on those, since they will be out of fashion in 6 months. BUT. And it’s a big BUT. There are times when you can, and should, spend money on items. Let me show you!
At Style Savvy, I try to show my clients how to put ensembles together, starting with what’s in the closet already. We shop ( I am, after all, a fashion stylist ) when we know what is needed and target only those objectives. But you know how you can see a piece and fall in love with it? ( I hope all my clients know that feeling. )
This is one instance of spending more than usual on accessories. When you truly love a piece (and you think about it and know that for sure) you owe it to yourself to buy it because it’s presence in your closet will make you happy. Even if all you ever do with it is to put it on your shelf and worship it on Fridays, the money is worth it. Take handbags, for instance. There are so many knockoffs now that it can be hard to spend on the designer bag. But when you see the designer bag, you’ll notice that the quality of stitching, the leather used and the brass applied are worlds different from the knockoffs. If you are good to your bags, this bag may last the rest of your life. If you divide the price by the number of times you’ll carry it, you will find that the cost per wear makes it a good purchase. But beyond that, the pleasure it gives you will last through the life of the bag. I have several that I’ve had for 20 years, and they still look great ( because quality LASTS ) and make me feel beautiful. And isn’t that true Style Savvy?