Many stylists out there stress on the fact that looking good doesn’t require you to be super duper rich. Celebrity Stylist Ms. June Ambrose calls herself a “Recessionista” who would rock any lower-end item that is made well with good quality, and that is what I call Affordable Elegance. Even though I tend to search for quality before looking at the price tag, I always feel extra happy when I buy a cheap item that looks expensive. However, items on sale are not always the smartest things to buy, since usually they fall under one the following categories:
1- They are unappealing (that might be a major reason why they didn’t sell off)
2- They are damaged, ripped, stained (especially when the item is white and stained with make up)
3- They are used and returned (due to the 30 day return policy, which is adopted by most retail stores)
But once in a light year you might find that perfect item that is on 80% discount and is not flawed. Those moments should not be ignored, especially if you find yourself wearing such item for several occasions. However, if the item is very short, tight, and unappealing to your body type, then you should let it go even if it was given to you for free.
I found this skirt at Zara for $6, when I saw it I directly thought about the Kim K style, but I didn’t make any purchase before trying it on and making sure that it looked decent on me. I try my best to let go of other items that do not fit my body type, like low waisted jeans for example, which makes me look like a giant pair (I’d never buy that). Same thing goes to uncomfortable cheap heels and funky accessories that absolutely go with nothing.
So next time you face a crazy sale, make sure to only buy the things that fit you personally, and do not allow yourself to get caught in the moment.
I was wearing:
Zara skirt, Steve Madden heels, express top, asos clutch, Michael Kors watch