3 Important Mistakes To Avoid Before You Spend On Fashion


We live in times of consumerism, such that it has become a real challenge not to covet attractively packaged products.

For most women, shopping for fashionable products is likely to be a favorite past-time that is practically impossible to give up.

While it may be extremely difficult to resist the temptation to buy, treating your purchases as a form of investment can save you from unnecessary consumption and wastage.

Here are some shopping tips that will make your investment in fashion more worthwhile –

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Mistake 1) Not Spending On Things That You Will Wear A LOT

Find out what designs you wear or need most, based on your current lifestyle.

If you are a homemaker and spend most of your time taking care of daily household chores, it makes perfect sense to invest more heavily in comfortable and casual chic pieces.

On the contrary, a full-time corporate sales executive who meets clients frequently should be investing on professional work wear enough to last all week.

Apart from making practical fashion investments based on your lifestyle, it is also important to go for products that is a good fit with your personality, that flatter your current body shape and size.

Looking fantastic and feeling comfortable in your choices will ensure more wear than you ever imagined!

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Mistake 2) Not Investing In Luxury Bags

While not everyone has an enviable budget for fashionable products but if you have the means to spend lavishly, investing in luxury products could just be a good way to earn some extra cash.

Branded bags are known for their excellent quality.

Exclusive designs are seen as products with very high value.

According to several online reports, luxury bags from brands like Hermes and Chanel can gain its owners impressive returns in the long haul. In addition, it is also easy to resell well-maintained luxury bags after using them for a few years.

This allows a recoup on most of your investment, even when a significant profit is not possible.

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Mistake 3) Missing Out Good Quality Products Just Because They’re Not Designer Labels

Understand that expensive may not be equivalent to high quality.

There are many reasons why fashionable products are costly.

Unfortunately, excellent workmanship is not always the main cause behind the high prices. Behind-the-scene factors such as high-profile marketing campaigns can contribute to sky-high prices of products.

When shopping for fashion, a good investment is tantamount to finding items that are durable and well-made, yet reasonably priced.

In the Singapore context, established blog shops that manufacture their own designs are usually able to control the quality of their merchandise and keep their prices affordable for their customers.

Good quality, however, may be subjective.

It boils down to individual preference.

For instance, a dress made from a fabric which creases easily may be seen as a dealbreaker to you but it does not bother another.

To make an ideal investment that you will not regret, it is best to learn about garment quality based on your personal preferences, instead of relying on price as an indicator.

What are some of your preferences when it comes to making a good investment for a fashion piece? Let us know!

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Tai Jit Meng

Simply known by most friends and colleagues as Jit, this avid writer's goal is to educate Singaporeans with investing and trading knowledge, as he understands too well how difficult it can be to make it big in this small city. When Jit isn't penning (or typing, rather) his thoughts down, you will probably find him enjoying a good video game.



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