Save vs. Splurge: Women’s Spring Fashion

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Spring is finally here, and if you’re like me, you’re ready to put away your down coat, and shearling boots, and wool sweaters, and hit the stores in search of new goodies!  Of course, if you’re like me, you’re also on a budget …  making it all the more important to know when to splurge and when to save as you stock up for the season.



Splurge

- Premium denim: If you live in jeans like so many of us do, invest in a “top shelf” pair in your go-to cut.  They’ll fit you fabulously and as long as you treat them well (don’t put them in the dryer!), you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.

- A leather bag: If you’re lusting after leather this spring, it’s worth paying for the real deal.  Stick to classic and timeless styles -- like simple totes and satchels -- and versatile colors, and you’ll be able to carry your beautiful bag around for years.

- A gold watch: If a watch is high on your wish list (it’s currently at the top of mine), then I say grab your wallet and get ready to spend.  Not only will a classic gold watch never go out of style, but you will wear it every single day.  Treat yourself to a good one!

Save

- Statement jewelry: If you doubt you’ll wear it for more than one season, don’t worry about it lasting more than one season!  There are so many places to find insanely inexpensively statement jewelry that’s adorable and on-trend, so don’t spend the big bucks.

- Lightweight jackets: If you’re looking for lightweight jackets and layers, forget what you spent on your winter coat.  Sure, it’s worth splurging on a giant down coat you can brave the elements in, but when it comes to cotton, canvas, and nylon jackets, no need to pay a pretty penny.

- Maxis and sundresses: If you’re already dreaming of summer and combing the racks for maxis and sundresses, don’t get too carried away.  Unless you’re in need of formal dresses or work wear where quality is crucial, there is no shortage of adorable super inexpensive casual summer dresses.
ShopShop posted Apr 04, 2012
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heyimdennise
Great tips! ;)
But you forgot about shoes! I love flats I almost never wear sandals I don't know why.. -_-
heyimdennise (rep: 7.87k) posted Apr 14, 2012
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