You Should Invest in Your Wardrobe
Don’t you hate when you buy a piece of clothing that seemingly deteriorates over the next month? At first, you try to blame it on the wrong wash setting. But then, it happens to other items that you’ve washed correctly.
Could this be bad luck? Maybe. Or could you be buying clothes from the wrong places? Most likely.
Forever 21 and H&M used to be my go-to stores for value. Now, I avoid them at all costs. The women’s clothes are meant to fit one body shape. The men’s shirts stretch after the first wash. Everything runs two sizes too small. I could go on.
If you frequently struggle with ill-fitting shirts and jeans that rip in the wrong places, I recommend you consider investing in higher quality clothing. I’ve recently started doing this, and boy has it paid off. Not only am I still spending the same amount of money on clothing; I’m finding items that will last me years.
While you could go to Madewell or Nordstrom and pay full price, I recommend starting at your local consignment or thrift stores. I try to find the ones near upper-class neighborhoods - you’d be shocked what people give away. Download my friend Maddi’s free guide on thrifting a capsule wardrobe!
After scouring your local thrift stores, check out your local boutiques. A lot of the time you’ll find more unique items here, and you’re supporting a local small business! Take a look at these 5 reasons to shop local boutiques if you need more convincing.
Once you’ve bought a few quality pieces, you’ll really notice the difference compared to your poorly made clothing. You’ll find your high-quality items fit comfortably, yet look amazing as well. Some of your cheaply made items may either be comfortable or look good, but rarely are they both.
After giving this a try on your next shopping trip, let me know how it goes in the comments below.