Post # 1
I have always been a quantity type of gal when it comes to my wardrobe. I love having options and could always find cute clothes for cheap. Granted, they don’t last as long as nicer items but they were cheap so I never really minded.
However, as I am getting older, I find myself drawn to more quality pieces. However, I have such a difficult time spending $250 on a pair of flats or a nice shirt. So, I have decided to slowly start incorporating these higher quality pieces into my wardrobe.
So how about you bees…quality or quantity?
Post # 3
I won’t vote in this poll – it’s too limiting and here’s why.
I go QUALITY for staples. My work jeans, dressy black shoes, little black dress, winter coat, scarf to match, spring trench, sweater wrap. They get worn over and over again, as long as they last.
I go for QUANTITY on trends. Casual T-shirts and tanks for the spring/summer? Sure I’ll purchase 5 in the latest trending colors for $6 each to mix and match. Bold jewelery in bright color for the holidays? I’ll spend $10-15 bucks for a cheap costume statement piece that looks tasteful but trendy.
Depends on what I’m hsopping for.. that way my staples look good, and my trending items – I don’t care when I bury them in a closet because by next year – I won’t be caught dead wearing that color/style.
Which reminds me… so busy saving for a wedding I desperately need to go shopping and do my own wardrobe updates.
Post # 4
Ack, I think you messed up the poll (quality as title, not an option) so I didn’t vote. But I probably fall into the “other” category. I wear the same few things over and over again and they’re all junky. I’m really trying to develop a little bit of a sense of style (seriously…I bought my first pair of skinny jeans last month) and not be such a slob, but I keep getting too lazy/busy to shop or having other expenses come up.
Post # 5
I prefer quality to quantity, but usually the budget decides!
Post # 6
Erm, if quality includes Old Navy shirts that I’ve worn for six years. I’m picky about spending money on new clothes, but if the piece is just right, I’ll wear it to death, no matter how much the initial investment.
Maybe there should be an option for Cost-Effective…
Post # 7
Eek! I did mess up the poll! Lol.
I understand how there can be a grey area. I have a ridiculously difficult time even spending a large amount on wardrobe staples. I have always been a bargain shopper and can’t figure out how to train myself to shop for higher end, more expensive pieces!
Post # 8
If I could afford it, I would say quality. I love designer clothes but a)I can’t afford the wardrobe I want and b)that little girl who spent her childhood garage saleing and thrift store shopping with her mom won’t let me. (ie. I’m cheap.)
The only thing I buy that is on the more expensive end that I do not compromise about is my bras and underwear. No WalMart or Target or Kohls for this girl. It’s worth the money to spend more, IMO.
Post # 9
As long as I can justify each piece of clothing as something I like and am willing to spend x amount on, I’ll get it. For jackets and outwear and jeans I pick quality, but that doesnt stop me from buying a ton of them. Shirts I’m pretty cheap about, but its so hard for me to find stuff that I like that if I acutally do, I’ll buy I think its worth it.
I also dont think that quality pieces *have* to cost a fortune, espeically for shoes. If the choice is a $30 flat vs $150 flat… I dont think the $150 one will last 5x longer, so to me, its not worth it. The heels are going to wear out from being worn no matter what. My jeans expensive (to me at least) at $100-$150, and I have like 9 pairs, but I’ve also been wearing them for the past 8 years almost daily so I think that’s worth it.
Post # 10
I actually go for usability — I like pieces that I can make several outfits from.
Post # 11
I have gotten to the point that $20 shirts and stuff is expensive, yay being broke. So quanity totally.
Post # 12
Quality. I can’t stand cheaply made things. For me spending extra $ on a shoe with leather soles makes sense because I can have them re-soled vs. cheap shoes that I’ll just have to toss. Or a dress with a silk lining is wayyy more comfortable than a polyester lining. I still buy practically everything I own on sale.
Post # 13
@dragonlover: I agree with this.Quality for staples, quantity for trends
I shop almost exclusively at NY&Co, The Limited, and Kohl’s. I have CCs for them all, to get the best discounts and promotions, and only buy when there are big sales and when things go on clearance. Then, I pay them off right away so I don’t have to deal with the interest.
Post # 14
@zippylef: Agreed about the bras and undies (although I do buy some bras at KOhl’s, always name brand though). I really like Soma, and wait for their sales to stock up on undies about twice a year, and bras as needed
Post # 15
I’m definitely quality over qty. I have my fav designers and try to buy pieces every year. I tend to keep my designer clothing 5+ years so its worth it. I also will only buy if its reasonably priced and its an needed addition. However all bets are off when it comes to shoes.
Also I do have 2 wardrobes. One for work and one for weekends. Work clothing comes from Gap, Banana, Costco, Target, etc. I tend to shop off season during Sales and will buy multiples. That’s why I literally don’t go shopping for 2-3yrs for my work wardrobe.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Definitely quality! For me quality is stuff that is well made and that will hold up for a long time, it doesn’t necessarily have to be designer and extremely expensive 😉 For example; rather than getting multiple cheap winter jackets from American Eagle, I got one more expensive (but good quality) one from North Face.
I try to save up for the more quality pieces since SO and I are both students and can’t spend money on whatever we want 🙁 haha, most of it goes to groceries and textbooks.