The Inexpensive Dress I’ve Been Wearing All Summer (And It’s $30!)
You know I’m all about that high-low mix. This inexpensive dress from H&M (bought during my last H&M roundup) with $300 shoes? You know it. Why? Because I can wear these $300 shoes for a LOT and for years to come (and I intend t0). The dress, however, I won’t wear every day, but I will get a lot of use out of it. I do have plenty of “investment pieces” in my closets that aren’t shoes and accessories, too, but I grew up often trying to create the looks I loved but for less money, so a good deal is in my blood. That sort of mentality never leaves you–not even when you can splurge once in awhile.
Just a note on the inexpensive items in my closet: just because they cost less doesn’t mean they’re “throwaway” items to me. I have sweaters from H&M that are years old and have held up just as long as Vince cashmere. I have Zara jackets that I’ve owned just as long as IRO jackets. It’s all about integrating pieces that mesh with your closet aesthetic–that’s the secret. (And a few of the investment dress brands I love are: Ulla Johnson, ALC, and Velvet.)