So, here’s a game I like to play with myself. Everyone loves to indulge in a few of the latest trends, right? But how will you know if purchasing a trendy item is nothing more than an impulsive addition to your wardrobe that you’ll wear a few times and then donate months later?
Buy the cheap version first. Say you’ve been eyeing those glittered loafers but aren’t sure if your daily life really calls for such footwear? (It does, by the way – do it!) Impulse, then invest. Purchase the cheap version, and if you find the item is getting a ton of wear, trade up for a more quality version (unless of course, you love the one you’ve got!). This season, I upgraded my Target loafers for an Ann Taylor version and my Old Navy chambray for its Madewell counterpart.
Tell me, what are your favorite shopping tips/tricks? (I still live by the $100 rule, by the way!)