What is your annual clothing budget for 2020 — and how will you keep track? Do you already know how you want to spend that budget in terms of “holes” in your wardrobe?
It happens to all of us — sometimes you just need to rein in your purchasing. So here are 12 easy tips for how to stop shopping…
I was perusing Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx recently for the first time in a long time, and I was thinking to myself that when you’re shopping in the stores — particularly discount stores — there are a separate set of rules than if you’re shopping online, to be sure, but also if you’re hunting in … Read More about How to Get a Deal at Discount Clothing Stores Like T.J.Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and More
Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in eons: How much do you spend on work clothes (as in, prices for individual clothing items)? What’s an average price you’re happy to pay for a pair of pants — for a sheath dress — for a blazer? I’m looking over my original answers from our … Read More about How Much Do You Spend on Work Clothes?
It’s a common problem for people just starting out — you may need to buy an entire work wardrobe with no money or an extremely limited budget. Short of relying on the kindness of parents (or using credit cards — please resist the urge to go into debt to build your work wardrobe!), what’s a … Read More about Affordable Office Attire: How to Buy an Entire Work Wardrobe With No Money
Here’s something I’ve been thinking about: how long do you expect your clothes to last these days? I know I’ve seen a lot of comment threads lately about how people feel like clothes 10-15 years ago were made with better lining, better fabrics, and so forth — but in today’s environment (particularly where the trends … Read More about How Long Do You Expect Your Clothes to Last?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to create a capsule wardrobe for work — but you may also want to check out our free four-week outfit challenge if you’re hunting for work outfit ideas for conservative offices. (Our Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women may also be helpful for you, … Read More about Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Work
2018 Update: We still stand by this interesting discussion of fashion math — but along these cost-per-wear lines, you may want to check out our more recent post where we asked the readers: how long do you expect your clothes to last? One of the things I’ve employed for YEARS now is what I call … Read More about Fashion Math: How to Know if That Pair of Shoes is Really Worth It
How do you “shop your closet”? It’s frequent advice from stylists and fashion magazines — but what does it really mean? I’ve noted before that one of my favorite weekend activities has always been to play “Closet,” meaning much the same. Reader R wonders… I know you have covered wardrobe basics before, but I … Read More about Playing “Closet”: How to Shop Your Closet and Find New Things
What items are “worth the splurge” if you have a healthy amount of discretionary income? Reader S wonders… Here’s my idea for a post – what are the central items that are “worth the splurge” for those of us with a healthy amount of (but not unlimited) discretionary income? I’m thinking there are certain purchases … Read More about The Best Splurges
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on shopping habits for workwear — you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether you should buy duplicates of your favorite clothes. Silly question, right — how do you shop? But if I’ve learned one thing while doing this blog, everyone has their … Read More about What Are Your Shopping Habits for Workwear? Moratoriums, Spreadsheets, and Crop Rotation
2018 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion about annual clothes budgets for working women — but here’s a more recent reader thread. Along these work wardrobe budget lines, you may also want to check out our latest discussion where we asked the readers: how long do you expect your clothes to last? … Read More about What’s YOUR Annual Clothes Budget?