Shopping for clothes isn’t always easy. It’s hard to decide just what to buy from fashion boutiques. Taking a few things into consideration may make it easier to determine which clothes are worth the money.
Cost Per Wear
One thing to consider before buying clothing is not just how much it costs, but about how much it will cost per wear. If it’s something that will get worn often, it’s worth it to spend a bit more money than if it’s something that will only get worn a few times. A comfy pair of jeans that will get worn at least once a week is worth spending more on than a very formal dress that will only get worn to a wedding or two.
Consider how wearable an item of clothing is. If it’s only suitable for one or two seasons of the year or if it requires special undergarments that a person doesn’t like to wear, like a strapless bra, it may not be worth purchasing because it won’t get worn as much as something that can be worn throughout the year or with regular undergarments.
Fit Into Wardrobe
Think about how the item of clothing will fit into your overall wardrobe. Are there plenty of items in the closet already that it can be worn with? It doesn’t matter how cute a shirt is if a person doesn’t own any pants or skirts that can go with it. The more items of clothing a person owns that go with a potential new item of clothing, the better, as it will get more use and be more versatile.
Know that if you purchase something that isn’t of high quality, it isn’t likely to last long and may start to look worn after just a few wears, whereas something of higher quality may be more expensive, but is likely to last longer and stay looking nice for longer.
Don’t disregard feelings. If something feels not quite right, don’t buy it. If something brings on major happy feelings when you put it on, that’s a keeper. Think about whether you like the item under consideration more than what you’re currently wearing. If not, it may be better to pass on the item.