As we always discuss, the right mix of items in your Essential Wardrobe is key in giving you the foundation to dress stylishly no matter what the occasion or your age range. The great news is, it doesn’t matter what your budget is, you can build a stylish wardrobe no matter much you have to spend.
Yeah, we know, many people often complain that you “need a lot of money to dress well” but that’s just not true. It does take some proper strategy to know where and how to spend your hard-earned money though, and that’s where we come in. Figuring out where to save and splurge on items is a question we get asked all the time so in this edition of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re giving you our advice on how much money you should spend on clothes!
How Much Of Your Budget Should You Spend On Clothes?
Good news, this is simple: it doesn’t matter! Figure out what you’re comfortable with, no matter how much you have, and stick to that. There are stylish options for everyone and every budget.
What To Invest In?
Both of us agree that dress shoes / boots and outerwear (jackets, peacoats, bombers) are the two places that it’s worth it to invest in. Quality items in these categories will give you many years of wear and style. Ashley also believes that if you dress up every day, or very frequently, it makes sense to invest in quality suits and blazers.
What To Go Cheap On?
Outside of the previously mentioned items, both of us agree that you can go much more budget-friendly on t-shirts, jeans, chino pants, and button-ups. These items are easily replaced at any price point and will look sharp no matter how much you spend, provided you’re shopping smartly.