Have you ever been inside a store, picked up a fabulous designer bag and thought to yourself… Should I really spend the money on this? Is it better to splurge or save? I’ll walk you through a list of things it’s OK to spend a little extra on and other items that I snag when they’re on sale.
- Designer Handbag: Handbags are the perfect item to splurge on because they’re an item that won’t go out of style and you can carry for years to come. Make sure you don’t splurge on a bag that is on trend, instead buy bags that are classic and you won’t tire of easily. I gravitate towards neutral bags: grey, tan, black, or brown when I want to splurge.
These bags will stand the test of time and will match your everyday clothes, so you’ll get plenty of use out of them. I linked some of my favorite “splurge” bags below!
2. Coat: A great jacket, bought in neutral tones, can be worn for many years. If you live somewhere where winter is only one of four seasons, your coat won’t get enough wear that it has to be replaced each year. Plus, coats are a necessity, so spending a little extra on one that will provide warmth, fits great, and will get plenty of use is a fashion staple worth splurging on. I’ve linked some of my favorites below!
3. Watch: As long as you’re not the type of person that changes your watch to match your outfit, a watch is definitely a splurge item. A classic watch will go with your outfit everyday and I’ve found that watches you splurge on, hold up much better than watches I was excited to score on sale. Plus, most designer watch brands offer great warranties and free battery replacement options- which make the splurge totally worth it to me! I’ve linked a couple below!
- Jeans: Many people argue that jeans should be an investment piece because they’re so versatile and worn on so many occasions. I would agree, except jean styles and trends change with every season, so I choose not to splurge on them. In just the past couple of years, we’ve seen jean trends from skinny to flare, bell bottom to straight leg, distressed to cropped, and these are just a few of the styles. I would recommend finding a brand of jeans that you love, Loft, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, etc. and waiting for your favorite pair to go on sale. This can make a $50 pair of jeans more affordable at about $25 for a pair. At this price point, you can purchase the latest trend in jeans when the next season rolls around. I’ve linked some favorites below!
2. Tops: I’ve never seen a top that was worth splurging on. Top styles change and vary so much from season to season that it is never worth it for me to pay the extra money on a top that will last one or two seasons. Plus, tops are probably the clothing piece that I purchase most often. I want to have a cold shoulder top, a new sweater, a poncho, a cape, a bell sleeved shirt, etc. With all of these options I can’t justify splurging on any one top. I’ve linked some reasonably priced tops below!
3. Shoes: Because of the wear and tear that shoes goes through, I never splurge on a single pair. (With the exception of tennis shoes purchased for the purpose of working out or a good pair of snow boots if you live somewhere that you get large amounts of snow) Just like with tops, shoe styles change so often and are so different from season to season, that it’s best to find a pair on sale or at least purchase them for a reasonable price. This way, you can buy more styles, and don’t have to fret when a particular shoe goes out of style. I’ve linked some cute pairs below!
It’s up to you and your budget to decide if you should splurge or save. When wrestling with a decision, I suggest you ask yourself the following questions: How often will I wear this? Will it last more than one season? Is it a neutral color? How many outfits will this piece compliment? Is it worth it to me? If you can justify that enough of these answers point to splurging, go for it! Otherwise, shop around, find coupons, scope out sales, and save yourself some money. By splurging on long-lasting necessities, I get to fill my closet with more on trend pieces that I love, but ultimately the decision is up to you.
Going to a church named, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Psalm 23 is referenced quite often.