In the past 365 days my “paper towel orders” from Amazon have increased from once a month to several times. You know, ALL those paper towels I need, especially in the form of jeans, shoes, bags…the good kinds of paper towels (you get where I’m going with this). I have always loved the number of brands I can get on Amazon but their own line from The Drop is everything capsule wardrobe dreams are made of.
The downfall to my sale-finding self is that I also tend to love a little splurge every now & then. Yes, my four kids run my life & they always take precedent, but I do like to treat myself on occasion.
In a recent trip to Seattle, I took some Drop Staples for a spin for a fun dinner with the Amazon Fashion Team. It can always be a little intimidating dressing for events like this because fashion is always at the forefront – it is what these people DO for a living. So what is a girl to wear? I always go back to what I feel best in – a great pair of jeans (shocker). I paired them with a lacy cami and super chic faux leather jacket, a fun fringe bag, and my splurge-worthy belt (more about that in this post here). The bottom line? Mixing designer pieces with less expensive trend items is a thing and I’m on board.
A few tips for knowing when to splurge on high-end pieces…
- Will this investment get you lots of mileage? We fully believe in cost-per-wear mathematics. If it’s durable (a fab pair of designer jeans) or a classic accessory like a handbag or belt that you can wear multiple ways, maybe it is, in fact, worth the splurge.
- If it’s a trend, think long and hard. Can you picture yourself wearing this in 5 years? If not, find a lesser expensive option.
- Quality trumps everything else. If you are not ready to splurge, find pieces that are well-made and/or look and feel like they cost more than they actually do. Take the camisole I am wearing below, for example. It was under $35, but looks shockingly similar to this $148 version. The difference is silk vs. polyester, but for me it’s a piece that I’m not wearing that often and not worth the splurge.
Can you create a cohesive look when mixing high-end + fast-fashion pieces? YES! Everything in moderation (don’t overdo the labels). Can you pair a $200 pair of jeans with a $15 tee or a $300 bag with a $35 dress? YES!!! Investment pieces will do their job to elevate your look, while the lesser expensive pieces can be more on trend and just plain fun to wear. The rules are, there are no rules. But you already knew that ☺️.
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