How Changing Your Attitude on Trends Can Save You Money
We love fashion and know our customers love it too. But when trying to save money, luxuries like designer garments don’t fit in.
Which is why our friends over at thedom.com make designer fashion more achievable, offering discounts all year round. While waiting for the right discount is a temporary fix, another way to fuel your fashion habits without dipping into your savings often is distancing yourself from the need to follow trends.
Downsides of Trend-Centric Fashion
The trend cycle moves at a faster pace than we’ve ever seen, with new styles and garments every week. And they also go ‘out of style’ at breakneck speed. While caught up in this never-ending cycle, you’ll notice that you never have enough time to get your money’s worth out of your purchases.
What Are the Alternatives?
‘Don’t follow trends’: on the surface, is a simple idea, but easier said than done when trends are unavoidable. Freeing yourself from the trend cycle means finding more expressive ways to approach fashion.
Here are some reminders to help you feed your love of clothing without draining your bank account.
Last-season Isn’t a Dirty Word
You can find great deals on past-season clothing and save some coin. This approach will encourage a lot more thoughtfulness and creativity whenever you get dressed.
Clothes Can Be a Great Investment
Look at your wardrobe like an investment. Spending money on clothes is a way of investing in yourself, but it requires a shift in perspective.
Think ahead instead of getting caught up in the moment. Buyer’s remorse and purchases thrown to the back of your wardrobe equal misjudged investment. A worthwhile clothing investment means getting your money’s worth. Think about how much wear you’ll get out of a garment, how long it will last you and how inspired it makes you.
More Doesn’t Always Mean Better
A capsule wardrobe means owning less clothing and ensuring that every item is versatile. You’ll get more wear out of everything you own, giving you more bang for your buck.
An effective capsule wardrobe should be seasonless, which we highlight at The DOM. Start with timeless staples like quality T-shirts, the perfect pair of jeans and a great blazer, then build up from there by figuring out what you can pair with those staples in creative ways.
This makes getting dressed less stressful and changes the way you shop. You can add new pieces to your wardrobe, but consider how new purchases would complement your capsule to get the most value.
Your Personal Style Is Always in Fashion
The antidote to the trend cycle: dressing for yourself. Knowing what you like and feel good in means you’re less likely to be swayed by trendy purchases that you never wear.
Putting together an outfit should be enjoyable, as should shopping itself. Buying clothing that fits your style and gets you inspired will make you feel better about that treat than an impulse buy.