This conversation formed from the many conversation I have with personal shopping clients. When talking about money and budgets, it does get personal for many people and for good reason. But with some of the budgets come limitations that keep you from clothes you need for a more Poised and Polished life. So let’s break down expensive and affordable.
Expensive- involving high cost or sacrifice
Affordable - having a cost that is not too high
We have to take a different scope on what these things mean in order to get the most from our clothes and the confidence it represents.
Important to remember
>> The cost of something is totally different from the value of it
The cost of something is strictly monetary
Some things that are lower in cost can are lower in quality, doesn’t always stand true.
Brand Name/Luxury doesn’t change the value of everything
Had luxury items that did nothing for me; had "bargain deals" that did nothing for me
Luxury pricing can be because of historical social capital or quality of process to make it
>> The value of something can be seen in many ways (ex: The versatility of it)
How many ways can it be worn?
Is it a staple? Fast fashion? Something to try out?
>>Fashion math: Finding the balance between cost and value
Investing more money or time into the pieces you wear makes
Expensive clothes may have cost next to nothing money wise, but everything time and style wise
Expensive clothes take up space, make you feel less than fab and don't spark any creativity
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