The only constant thing in this world is change. Cliché, but it’s true. It applies to almost everything but it applies more to fashion. Fashion trends change every now and then. Change in trend means change in your wardrobe. Hence, change in wardrobe means you will need to buy new ones so that your wardrobe matches the wardrobe of others who, like most women, like being “in” in fashion.
You might read from a fashion magazine that suede flats are so last season and ankle gladiator wedges are in for this fall. It doesn’t matter. You’ll just find yourself going to a boutique buying your new pair of ankle gladiator wedges, right? And guess what? Come winter, it will be “so last season” again.
So what do you do? You go to the boutique again and buy another pair that is “so this season.” Then comes the next season and your new pair is again out of season and it never stops. The cycle goes on until you find your closet full of a whole bunch of pairs that you can’t even remember when you used them… or if you ever used them, all for the sake of being “in.”
You can be “in” all the time actually. You just need to remember one word all the time–recycle.
You don’t always need to update your wardrobe with what’s new and what’s hot at the present. What you need are those that always stay “in” no matter what season comes.
Like jeans for example. Trust me, they are ALWAYS in. You just need to know what type of jeans you should wear for what. Jeans change in style but you can always wear them anytime of the year and for any occasion for that matter, even in some formal gatherings. They never get out of the fashion tier for the simple reason that they are comfortable, easy to pair with, and cheap.
Classic pumps are always around too. You can wear them when you go to work, to school, to church, and to parties of course. It goes with anything and who cares if you wear them everyday? If people notice in such a way that offends you, why care? It’s a mind over matter thing. You don’t mind, they don’t matter.
To put it simple, splurge on clothes and shoes and accessories all you want. There’s nothing wrong with that (as long as you can pay for them of course). Just make sure that when you buy, it is really a good buy-it lasts long and it never goes out of fashion.