By Sarah Lomas
When it comes to designer clothing there are two types of people…the first are women who simply think it’s not worth the money and the other is women who adore designer fashion with many women just not able to afford spending so much money on one piece of clothing but others having the luxury of being able to splurge and wouldn’t be seen dead in high street clothing.
Despite these two opposites, more and more women are having an increased amount of disposable income as they become more affluent and independent, and every now and then are able to treat themselves to something with a bigger price tag and believe they deserve to splash the cash when they feel the need.
As designer fashion is rather expensive, most women can’t afford to have a wardrobe full of couture pieces but a sensible shopper can have a few key pieces in their wardrobe as long as they can justify the price spent on them. If you’re used to high street shopping and checking price tags then designer clothing can be rather intimidating. The key to designer fashion shopping is to know what you’re looking for and when you should spend your money to get the most designer clothing for your budget.
This probably the most important thing to remember with designer clothing; always buy with versatility in mind. Make sure it’s a good addition to your wardrobe and won’t age easily, otherwise you won’t get much wear out of it.
If you love the idea of designer clothing but not the price tag why not check out charity shops? There are some amazing bargains to be found and some charities even have shops specifically for designer pieces, and what’s more is that you’ll also be giving to charity! It’s best head to a city to find the best bits though in areas where young and hip people hang out.
It’s so easy to change your look with some fashion accessories like a bag, jewellery or a scarf. When buying designer accessories only choose an item that you’ve really fallen for and that will really make a different. Accessories are so cheap on the high street so make this one area that you really think about.
Little black dress
Every woman needs an LBD in her wardrobe; it’s so easy to wear for all occasions and will definitely be your fallback piece. This fashion classic is a good excuse to go designer because it’s one item that will never date and will always be needed. Go smart with it in the office and glam it up with some killer heels for a night on the town.
If you’re thinking along the lines of getting the most for your money and the long term investment then it’s a good idea to buy a signature piece of designer clothing. Many designers produce key pieces and if you invest in one of these then you’ll be able to sell it on in the future. But don’t buy something for the sake of it; you really need to like it as well.
So those are the items of designer pieces you should look out for and consider buying if you’re looking to add designer clothing to your wardrobe, but, as you would expect there are also lots of things you should avoid buying. It’s important not to get addicted to buying designer fashion and to always stick to your budget. Don’t buy fashion trends and fads from designer names, stick to the high street for this because they’ll most likely have gone out of fashion within a few months and it’ll be a waste of money.
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