14 Things You Didn’t Know Were Worth Splurging On
Frequent shoppers say they totally are.
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I’ve always been jealous of That Girl—you know, the one who goes into a thrift store and walks out with an amazing new wardrobe she bought for $10. I, on the other hand, am a sucker for a well-curated display of new arrivals at Anthropologie. Shopping, for me, is a constant balancing act between digging for a bargain and trying to figure out what fashion items are actually worth splurging on.
The concept of “splurge” is different for everyone, of course. Last summer I crossed a new personal threshold: I bought a casual dress for a cool $200 at Reformation. I knew I’d get a ton of wear out of it, probably for years to come, but my stomach still dropped as I handed over my credit card.
Splurges, however you define them, really are worth it sometimes. The key to having a nice high-low mix in your wardrobe is knowing what to spend the big bucks on and what you should get on the cheap. I tend to use the time-honored method of shelling out more money for timeless pieces, then hitting up inexpensive retailers for trendier items that might look dated in just a few seasons.
But that concept is familiar—I wanted to know what unexpected fashion accoutrements were worth spending more on, so I hit up a series of fashion experts and non-expert style enthusiasts in order to get the best, most practical advice on splurges for a wide range of budgets and lifestyles. Here are their tips.
Anyone else feeling like they need to save up for their next big fashion purchase right about now?
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