10 Good and Bad Fashion investments Continued

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Bad:

Expensive White shirt

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White is known to be a very impractical color. Although there are plenty of exceptions, a huge amount of everyday items in white still prove a bad investment. A white shirt is one of them. After wearing it for just a few days it will already have yellowish stains around the collar and armpit. You just can’t save it no matter how hard you try. That is why there is no point buying an expensive white shirt, it won’t last long enough to justify the price.

Expensive Layering tops

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White or nude layering tops that you might use to protect your white shirt are likely to prove useful. However layering tops, white, nude or otherwise, are usually worn underneath something and very rarely on its own, so there is no point spending a lot of money on them in my personal opinion. It won’t really make a difference to your look and certainly won’t add any style. Think of it as a corkscrew – useless without that wine bottle, but essential if you wanna open one. Would you spend a lot on a corkscrew?

Expensive Trainers

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As for trainers, its a totally different story. Loved for their comfort and bright colors, trainers seem like something you should spend a little bit more on. However, I have to say the the choice of trainers or trainer like shoes is so great that you don’t need to fork out any more than a $100 to get a really awesome pair. Brands like Converse or Nike offer super stylish options all for under $100. So save the cash for that suit or your status bag.

Flip flops

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This one fascinates me most. I keep seeing those special edition bejeweled out of this world flip flops on people’s feet. People!!!! Wake up!!! Stop! This is crazy! Its like buying a toothbrush with a diamond pave or a ruby and emerald encrusted tongue scrubber! Insanity itself.


Bonus item:

Extravagant items

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Sometimes every one of us goes crazy for something we have seen on a celebrity or a store window. We fall for the unique design, unbelievable embellishment or for the whole image (who wore it, where they wore it or how an experienced visual merchandiser presented it in the store window). Regardless of the reason, we should definitely tread carefully. First of all, this is the sort of item that is unforgettable. On the one hand that is great, on the other – the next time you wear it everyone is going to know its the second time. Secondly, these items never come cheap, mainly because of the amount of work that goes into it. So if the one you like is cheap it is not a good sign. If it is expensive, there is a question “is it worth it”?

I leave you with Coco Chanel’s quote which might just help you decide:

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.

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10 Good and Bad Fashion investments

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It is a fine line 

The fascinating world of fashion, however creative and design oriented it is, is chasing after the same thing as any other business in the world – our cash.
So how do we know when is the right time to part with our hard earned cash and when is the time to keep it stashed safely under the mattress?
Here is SWK guide to for good and bad fashion investments:


Good:

Status bag
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Lets start with the most coveted item – status bag. An item that is most sought after and unless it is inherited, will probably cost you the most out of everything’s on the list.

Every girls needs a status bag. That is a fact. It is not a matter of life and death, more a matter of “life or a better life”. The degree to which your life will be better depends not on the price tag of the bag but on how well you can flaunt it. So choose a bag that is your one true love, and don’t just go for the one with most zeros at the end of a number. Nothing will boost your confidence and give your look everyones approval and admiration more than that treasured status bag.

And if the love is gone change the bag!! Nothing is forever.

Black leather or suede pumps

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As basic as this item sounds, it does not mean that that you should not care much about it. Cheaper shoes are likely to give you blisters, feel terrible and not last. So spending a little extra on your black suede or leather pumps will definitely pay off in the long run. It is likely to be your go-to pair and it would be wise to make sure it is comfortable. So try on several pair and do not buy it unless your feet love it.

Dark blue jeans

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OK if you are feeling nervous about your savings after reading about the status bag, here is some relief for you. This item shouldn’t cost you much, is easily found and easily replaced. But there is a “but” here too. Your dark blue jeans must be a perfect fit for your figure. Period. No exceptions. Try on as many pairs as you need until you get the one that feels like it was tailor made for your figure. When it comes to dark blue jeans compromise is not an option.

Wool coat

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For those of us who spend a good deal of time in cold climate a camel wool coat is item number one on the list. A true style staple, seen on every autumn winter catwalk, the camel coat is as versatile as a 3D printer. Not only does it look good on absolutely everyone and matches to all kinds of clothes without exception, it works for spring, autumn and even winter seasons. Just change whatever is underneath to fit the weather. Priceless.

LBD  

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Oh yes, the infamous LBD. This item definitely deserves extra attention because LBD doesn’t mean just any dress that is little and black, and I can’t stress this enough, it means only the type that suits your figure. It is a very simple item (most of the time) and that is why there is no room for imperfections. Simple has to equal perfect and thats is it. Same as with your dark denim jeans.

Suit

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A classic black suit should be a permanent resident in every woman’s wardrobe. I’m sure there is no need to comment on its role in office wear, but its role in evening wear requires more detail. A suit is a great alternative to an LBD or any other dress or gown you might want to wear to an important event. Without anything underneath it is nothing short of a stunner. And a great way to stand out from the crowd, even when we are talking about a red carpet event. Timeless, sexy and very powerful.


Read on for the bad items + bonus

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