Dressing investment wise

If you’ve been reading here for a while you know what a proponent of investment dressing I advocate.  It’s uplifting, empowering, long-lasting, easy (once you get in the habit of resisting cheap fashion), and economical, although at first it seems like you’ve gone off a  huge ledge, you really haven’t.

This gal hits all the points, and even though she’s talking about staying on a budget, the real message here is how investment dressing makes you feel so good.  And although she says that dressing is not the end all of everything, and it’s not, it does go a long way toward making you feel really fabulous.

For we sewists, it comes down to even one more factor – time.  Peter, over on Male Pattern Boldness, has been wrastlin’ with the same problem of investment vs high fashion.  He’s working on a new suit and has opted for a beautiful cashmere piece.  It doesn’t sound very exciting and probably won’t be the most thrilling thin he’s done, but it will last for decades – and I know that sounds like an exaggeration, but the fact is that it does last that long cause I have the closet to prove it.

My life has changed a lot in the last decade, but from that change, my closet still functions for me and even some of those investment clothing I had from decades past, still work in my wardrobe today.  I’ve added some other morepertinent pieces but truly, I’m amazed at just how well my the clothes in my closet perform for me.  Every once in a while I get the hankerin’ for a new jacket or ensemble, but mostly it’s about once or twice a year – the rest of my clothes function beautifully.

But me going on about my investment wardrobe, is hard for some folks to understand.  Like the blogger from the Huffington Post, this gal realized that shopping at the cheap fashion emporiums was only wasting her money and not only was it not performing for her, but she didn’t feel all that remarkable in the clothing.

It’s like the buying is the whole excitement – after that, there’s nothing left!  If you look at it that way, it really is a rip off.


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