Build your wardrobe by buying less but buy better.   Consider this.

If you buy a beautifully made dress for $700 and you find you can wear it with flats as a smart lunch dress or you can wear it with heels for a let’s Party dress, you wear it on it’s own in Spring or with a jacket and boots in Winter, you feel great in it, and find you can update it over quite a few seasons then this is money well spent.

Well spent? Let’s do the figures: say you wear this once every 2 weeks for 3 years?   That is 78 wears, so it costs you only $8.97 per wear. What a bargain!

Now think about what you did purchase last year.  What was the cost per wear?  Will they last at least 3 years? You might find the one $700 dress has a better cost per wear than some of the cheaper items that did not last the distance.

Starting to build your wardrobe by buying items that will last, is difficult in the first year you decide to do this, but it also helps you choose better, consider versatility & be firm about what suits you and what you enjoy wearing.  It helps you keep your eye open for those 1 or two pieces that you will buy per season.  Keep your eye out – online and in the shops and that bargain may be full price but worth it.  Go figure.

Thank-you to:  Photographer Nicole Barralet at and Hair magician Bethany Inez at


Posted by:catcarew

Brisbane Personal Stylist + Wardrobe Curator + Fashion Up-cycler + Helping women express themselves stylishly, sustainably, without the clutter.

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