No one wants to spend their money aimlessly, especially without a good return on their investment. I look at my wardrobe the same way. It’s easy to drop a little money here and there when you’re thinking from a short-term perspective. As I learn more about fashion and money, I’m looking towards luxury fashion more often. I used to associate luxury with designer brands full of prestige and out of reach for many people. While that is true to a certain degree, luxury fashion is associated with long-lasting, well-made, and timeless garments that reflect their price tag, whether it’s RTW or handmade.
A luxury brand is often for a niche customer that believes the brand’s products have symbolic value far beyond general products. Take the luxury brand aspect you know and apply it to clothing alone. Products in your closet should symbolize value beyond a season or two. Yeah, that sounds great, but how do we achieve this?
Choose Your Fabric
Luxury Fashion is more than just trendy pieces. Focus on quality materials like premium fabric that look and feel expensive. The result will also look expensive when sewn correctly. Popular luxury fabrics include leather, silk, and wool. There are plenty of alternatives to the real stuff, so you can design high-end looks without compromising ethics.
The Style Matters
Take some style advice from a fashion icon like Hailey Beiber. Rocking luxury fashion is something she does well. Hailey’s signature style is full of elevated basics. It’s the elevated touches that create that luxury look. Finding the balance between current and classic style is the best way to achieve a luxury look. Pieces like leather jackets or baggy denim have proven to circulate continually, so zero in on those styles for the highest chance of success.
Make It Right
Construction matters. The method, fabric, and style need to work in tandem. Luxury doesn’t leave room for compromise so prioritize the construction to the highest degree. Generally, luxury items don’t have imperfections or defects. When items are made with care, the investment of time, money, and construction pays off tenfold.
Use your money wisely by focusing on styles that are going to last and look good while doing so. Luxury clothing sounds overrated, but it’s all about finding the styles that work best for you.
Which luxury items do you find yourself splurging on? Leave a comment below.