When it comes to standout designer clothes and accessories, the trick is to be a smart shopper. That means that what you spend your money on must stand the test of time and let you use them for a long time. But how do you do this with trends changing ever so frequently? Is there even any real benefit to wearing designer?
First off, if you are thinking of buying designer, know your reasons: excellent materials, cuts and accents, plus longevity. Such reasons enable just one designer item to outdo any ten pieces you can purchase from any fast fashion high-street store. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing mass market labels completely. Know how top bloggers and fashionistas change up their looks every time, and follow in their footsteps. Allow your creativity to flow and make something interestingly different and fresh.
The more focused you are, the better you can shop for designer clothing. Spend time making a list of designer essentials that will let you build a timeless wardrobe: dressed up jeans, classic blazer, little black dress – whatever goes with your personality and lifestyle. Include some classic and functional pieces that can be styled in many different ways. Buying clothes you know you’ll use frequently or for a long while will give you reason to look for value. In other words, don’t shop without a list. It will stop you from buying items you don’t even really want or need.
One thing about buying designer clothing is that you have to decide when to do it. Labels will try to get you to buy their newest arrivals because they’re the trendiest in town or limited edition or offered at incredible discounts that you totally have to take advantage of. Which is perfectly fine – it’s just what they do as a business. However, as a smart consumer, you know you decide when’s a good time for you to shop. Provided you don’t go beyond your budget and the designer piece is on the list you’ve prepared, there should be no reason not to buy it.
Finally, the key to looking great in designer clothing is to choose a designer who’s right for you. It’s pointless to wear a popular designer whose cuts and styles don’t fit your lifestyle or personality. Never base your shopping list on trends. Trends are not called trends for nothing – they come and go, Trends are never permanent, which is why they’re called trends anyway. If you spend tons on something that will be obsolete in a few months, you’ll end up wasting your money. To keep them realistic and sustainable, your designer shopping habits should be based on reason.