Did you ever show up at school or work wearing something new that EVERYONE notice INSTANTLY? The immediately jumped on you asking
What brand is it?
How much did it cost?
Quality didn’t matter for these guys, just the price. They automatically associate expensive clothes with quality clothes, and they end up spending gazillion dollars on some fancy polo shirt that took $2 to make by some poor Chinese kid.
Next thing you know, you end up spending lots of money just so you win the approval of your peers. It’s only natural, when all you have is your peers’ opinions to learn from…
News flash: you can look GREAT in less expensive clothes.
Why? Three reasons:
- The way clothes fit you can make an impact over those around you. If something is too big or too small for you, people will notice and you will feel very uncomfortable.
- An outfit that matches is worth more than each individual piece of clothing. Even if you’re wearing a designer label, if the rest of your outfit is not at the same standard.. you WILL look ridiculous.
- The quality of the material and the stitching DO matter. You just know when a blouse is good quality. There are plenty of non-designer clothes that look great. Don’t buy the label, buy the product.
I bet you would have liked to know about this a few years back, eh? Just think about the amount of money you could have saved..
So what can YOU do to make sure you pick the right clothes?
For starters, get over this thing about buying expensive designer clothes to impress people. Instead, impress them by choosing clothes that flatter your skin complexion and that match each other.
Choose accessories to show your personality. Belts, ties, rings, scarves, buttons, hats, pendants, pocket squares – you have plenty of choices. (I talk a lot about each and every one of them in my e-book www.bestylish.org/ebook.)
Lastly, do you know what separates a quality item of clothing from an inferior one? Take a wild guess…
It’s the fabric.
Fabrics like silk, linen and cotton are great, while polyester and synthetic fibers, while they are cheaper, will probably not last longer. The higher the percentage of quality fabric in a piece of clothing, the longer it will last.
Don’t delay. Start building your wardrobe NOW.