When Is It Okay to ‘Splurge?’

Clothing has become a rather expensive necessity within the past 20 years or so. I would argue that a majority of individuals tend to purchase cheaper clothing in an attempt to save some cash because good-quality, Canadian-made clothing is often times essentially unaffordable.

Personally, I tend to purchase cheaper clothing more often than I do good-quality clothing, which is absolutely fine a majority of the time. My secret is shopping at second-hand stores where you can find top brand names for a fraction of their original cost, and if you have any thrift stores in your neighborhood, I encourage you to check them out.

Sometimes, however, splurging on certain items of clothing is actually a good idea. By no means am I attempting to suggest that everything you own should be Prada or Givenchy, but there are certain items of clothing and certain occasions in life that require a little more money because they can be perceived as an investment.

Take shoes, for example. Shoes are something I never used to give much thought to, however, after having surgery on my foot, I am sure to invest in well-made shoes consistently. They are more expensive, but your feet are vital components of your body, therefore it is best to spend a little more on proper support rather than buying five pairs for $10 dollars at Ardenes (which is what I used to do).

Handbags are another example of items I tend to spend more on. Investing in a good-quality handbag, wallet or purse is absolutely acceptable in my opinion, so long as you plan on making use of it for many years. I cannot justify the cost of Kate Spade items, but spending a couple of hundred dollars on a durable bag, from Fossil, for example, is better in the long run than spending 30 bucks on 5 different handbags in a span of five years.

Splurging occasionally on significant items that you will use for a long time is absolutely okay, especially if they will benefit your body in the long-run.

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