How to Decide What to Splurge on and What to Save on


what to splurge and save onFashion trends come and go, how do you decide what is worth spending up big (for you) on and what to buy cheap?

 Splurge on

splurge on


Quality jackets and pants in great neutral colours that work with your existing wardrobe.

A great bra or two.  Foundations matter, a great bra will make your waist look slimmer.

Good quality stylish shoes and boots that you find comfortable to wear for years to come.

A trench coat that you’ll wear season after season, year after year.

Signature items.  Do you always wear belts?  Get the best quality you can find.  Known for your animal prints? Don’t buy ones that look cheap.

Save on

save on


Costume jewellery.  There are so many great places you can get costume jewellery these days for little.  Jewellery can add interest and detail and focal points to your outfit and is important, but no need to buy everything in solid gold and diamonds!

The latest fashion trend.  Yes, sometimes it’s great to update your wardrobe with a new piece that is of the moment, but don’t spend too much, these garments won’t be the ones you’re wearing in a few years time.

Patterned items.  We get sick of patterns more quickly than solid colours, plus they go out of fashion faster.  So don’t blow your budget on a patterned garments, the only exception to this is if it’s a classic pattern such as stripes or animal print (and that’s one of your signature prints).

T-shirts that quickly can stretch out of shape or become discoloured.


What do you spend more on?  What do you always buy on the cheap?


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  • Very useful topic! I would add classic skirts to the “splurge” items, as I don’t often wear trousers. And you’re right about most prints: I get tired of them before they “wear out”. I will spend a little more on a great maxi skirt, though, because I wear them a lot.

  • I splurge on pants as I have a chunky behind and slimmer waist. So if the pants fit nicely, I will buy several colours. I buy cheap jewelry, have tons of it, cheap cardigans (kind of my signature item with the jewels) cheap t-shirts and camisoles, more on blouses in classic colours and styles. Then mix and match It all up. And splurge a bit on shoes, have to look stylish and be comfy with my feet. …love your blog

  • What about dresses? I LOVE dresses. I always wear one to church and will wear one to work once every other week (depending on the season). You can go for splurge or save for dresses. I’ve been trying to find an inexpensive maxi dress since they are trendy now. However, I will spend money for a dress that I can wear for several years without it going out of style. Oh, and I understand what you said about prints, but I LOVE prints!

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