We recently posted about the seven beauty products totally worth the splurge, but not all things are worth the extra dough, especially when it comes to fashion. Unfortunately, it’s extremely easy to get sucked into the wonderful world of fashion and over spend.
With magazines and online publishers showing image after image of beautiful runway pieces, it’s common to just pull out the credit card and swipe. Then logic sets in.
Most of those pieces that are being “advertised” to us through the media are meant to just be coveted, but some of those commonly coveted pieces are totally worth the money and time put into acquiring them. But what items should just be dreams, and which should we purchase?
Below are four popular trends that you shouldn’t invest too much money in . You may or may not agree with me on all of them, but this is simply how I feel:
1. Statement Necklaces
Don’t get me wrong here, I am not talking about every designer necklace out there. I am only talking about the newly popular costume jewelry that costs over $100.
As pretty as they can be, they are never made of good materials or precious stones, and never look as expensive as their price-tags.
The statement necklaces available at stores like Zara and Forever 21 have a similar effect, sans guilt.
2. Designer Slogan T-Shirts
For me, a t-shirt is a t-shirt, so what does this designer piece add to my wardrobe? I say nothing more than a regular t-shirt made of a good cotton blend.
So, why the ridiculous prices and people running for them as if they were gold? I have no idea. Instead, get a designer blazer or a dress — a piece that you would wear over and over again for years. If you still want a slogan shirt, get one at a more affordable store.
3. Statement Heels
What would you do for a killer pair of designer heels? Anything I assume! How can you say no to a pair of Louboutin’s, or a well made pair of nude or black pumps? They would be worn for years to come!
But sometimes these popular shoe designers come out with these extravagant statement shoes that are a treat to look at, but would they be practical for everyday life? I don’t think so.
If you’re only going to wear a pair of shoes once, don’t spend $800 on them. Your call though!
4. Designer Mascara
As much as I love my Diorshow Overcurl mascara, I don’t think it’s worth the splurge since it dries out just as fast as the budget brands.
Besides, you can get amazing lashes with Maybelline or L’oreal for under $15!
In short, purchase things that’ll be worn and used over and over again, and save popular trends for budget friendly stores. What fashion pieces do you refuse to spend big money on? Let us know in the comments below!
*A version of this post originally appeared on Maya’s blog, Playing with Fashion.