February 10, 2011 12:26 PM Subscribe
Help me build a better, more cost-effective wardrobe! What's the one clothing/bag/accessory item that give the most bang for your buck?
posted by sprezzy to clothing, beauty, & fashion (36 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
More fun money + online shopping is helping me discover the clothes/bags/shoes obsessions that I never knew I had! I want to use my money wisely when it comes to clothes, but suddenly everything is calling to me. I try to consider my existing wardrobe when buying new items, but I frequently end up with things that I thought I would use/wear a lot...and they just end up sitting in my closet. I want to build a wardrobe around clothes I could wear many different ways, over and over.
I know there are some threads about general wardrobe tips/list of staple items that you should have (I think the Capsule Wardrobe thread was most helpful), but I'd like more specific suggestions on what you feel to be the "best return on your investment" items in your closet (I'd appreciate it if you shared your experience--why it was the best). They don't have to be the most expensive items...could be that $5 shirt you picked up at a thrift store, which you ended up wearing every day. If the item is a specific brand known for lasting quality (proven by your experience), please mention that, too! I know there are personal tastes in play, but I'm sure this will give me some good ideas.
Clothing/shoes/accessories/bags examples welcome! I'm a lass, but I also welcome input from the men here.