From a lovely anonymous, I got a question on Tumblr asking me "how do [I] maintain to buy[ing] designer items?" I thought this question was a great idea to dedicate towards a post.
Picture: J Brand - "Glory" Jeans, Rag & Bone/JEAN - "Destroyed", Muubaa Jacket - "Vintage Red".
I honestly don't have very many designer items. My only designer items are mainly my jeans — being J Brand & Rag & Bone, (which I purchase over time). I also think it's great to have a well-paid jacket, for the winter & spring time because you will probably wear it often.
Picture: ASOS - "Diagonal Pleats", Forever 21 - "Nautical Striped" Shirt, Forever 21 - Colourblocked Top.
For tops I often just go for just simple ones over graphic (plain white tees, black, etc.), but as of lately I've really been in to prints, which you can purchase for between $20-$40. It definitely takes time to obtain a designer wardrobe especially if work hard for your clothing (& aren't a money-filled folk depending on your budget). Remember, designer isn't always better, but many designer items win quality over quantity. If anything, I personally think spending your money on designer items such as jeans, jackets or shoes is/are the best option(s).. & one classic designer bag will work for years & years. Tops, jewelry, etc. is usually great from affordable stores such as F21, H&M, Zara, ASOS, Lulu's & any other miscellaneous stores. It all depends on your style & taste. :)
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Keep in mind, this is just my opinion & how I differentiate & variate between my items designer verse non designer wise! It all depends on your style.