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You should never pay full price for clothing, it’s idiotic.  Yup, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  And don’t get me wrong, I’ve done it, but at the end of the day it’s a waste of your money.  The fashion industry and thus, sadly, many fashion bloggers are built around making you think that you need the latest and greatest to be stylish.  Which we all know isn’t true because there are bloggers out there who’ve made a career on creating capsule wardrobes.  But the industry wants you to believe that you need to shell out high amounts of money in the name fashion.  But honestly, they need to cut it.

You work hard for your money, especially if you’re an entrepreneur.  And though a new dress or shoes might make you momentarily happy, we can all agree they aren’t necessary to feel fulfilled.  This is exactly why I work so hard to show you guys ways to re-wear what you already own, seriously see my ways to wear posts.  I want to encourage you to actually get the most out of your clothes and not feed into the fashion mentality.  That’s why I have made it my goal, not only for the rest of this year, but until I die to never pay full price for clothing again.  No matter if I’m buying a high end piece or from Forever 21.  And I hope this is something you’ll consider doing too.

Why you ask?  For many reasons.  The obvious being that because new clothes aren’t necessities. With the money you’d spend paying full price you could instead be saving for smarter long term investments.  Another reason is because clothing, even at stores like H&M,  are severely over-priced in order for the company to have a large profit margin.  Why should you pay $25 when it costs the company $5 to make?  This is especially true for designer brands who have a higher price tag simply for a logo and not for quality materials.  Lastly not only will it save you money but it will help you to really refine your style by only making well thought out purchases rather than impulse buys.

But don’t get it twisted, just because something is on sale doesn’t mean you should buy it either.  Companies love to catch you with “flash sales” or “semi-annual sales” that aren’t really saving you money.  My favorite ploy are the “buy x amount, get one free” where you think you’re really saving money but buying more than you need.  The best way to avoid falling victim to these marketing traps is to eye up a piece before it goes on sale and patiently wait until the price drops.  Remember just because a piece is originally priced at  $50 and it’s on sale for $20 doesn’t mean you are saving $30, it means you’re spending $20”.

Now I want to hear your thoughts, what do you think about buying items full price?  

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5 Comments

  1. Natalie

    I love your outfit! 🙂 And I agree about not paying full price for clothes. I try really hard to wait for sales but I’ve found it more difficult since I put on weight and those sizes sell out before sales start (because they have so few of larger sizes to begin with). But still, I “stock up” my wardrobe during sales more than any other time because the company is still making a big profit on reduced priced items – it makes more sense for me to buy a dress for $20 than $75, if I can! 🙂

    http://natalieslife.com/2016/10/party-season-fall-fashions

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    • Jordan Blackwell

      I know how you feel Natalie. I have a hard time finding pants that fit will thanks to my thighs and many times they don’t make it to sale either. When that happens I just tell myself, I didn’t need them before and I don’t need them now. I find that helps, sometimes.

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  2. Edwige

    Oh lala ! Loving everything about this look! The OTK is just too fab and the cardi looks comfy yet chic! XO

    Edwige| http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  3. Adriele Dixon

    I hate paying full prices for clothing too! You look stunning! Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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