Do you think there are wardrobe items worth the splurge? As a Mom of two little girls, and a woman who loves style, I spend a lot of money on clothing. I believe in wardrobe quality over quantity though, choosing to purchase pricier items that will last versus inexpensive or poorly made clothing. I’ll admit I’ve fallen victim to fast fashion or a good sale, but its not a frequent habit. I prefer classic clothes I can wear year after year! Here are my favorite wardrobe items worth the splurge.
Wardrobe Items Worth the Splurge
As someone who exercises multiple times a week, I need high quality items to withstand any wear and tear. I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on less expensive athletic wear only to discover it never holds up. There is nothing worse than a pair of yoga pants that become see through when sweaty or a bra that doesn’t hold your lady lumps in place.
My favorite workout leggings are made by Lululemon, especially for hot yoga. I’ve tried numerous other brands, but prefer trusty Aligns and Wunderunder leggings. I also love Lululemon bras (they’re comfy!) and zip jackets (they absorb sweat well!). Lululemon has a We Made Too Much sale page that’s updated often with their best sellers at discounted prices – it’s where I usually buy my favorites!
Every Day Shoes
Over the years I’ve become fond of many shoe brands with pairs retailing over $100. It’s not the brand name or price tag that attracts my attention, it’s the quality of the footwear. In my opinion, shoes will always be one of my wardrobe items worth the splurge.
The first pair of shoes I ever splurged on is the Tory Burch Reva Flat. My parents had already bought me a pair for my birthday and I loved the fit and classic style so much I needed a second pair. When you’re an elementary school teacher you spend a lot of time on your feet – so a high quality shoe is a must have. There are plenty of inexpensive comfortable shoes, but they never last from the classroom to date night year after year like my Revas.
Favorite Shoes Worth the Splurge
Layering Pieces Worth the Splurge
I used to own a lot of layering pieces because I never wanted to spend the money on a high quality sweater or cardigan. Then one day I realized this: I could SAVE money if I just bought the pricey well made sweater versus a poorly made trendy item.
This winter I paid special attention to which layering pieces I wore the most and will donate those I never put on. The LL Bean fisherman sweater cardigan and Tunic, JCrew Sweater Blazer, Patagonia pullover, LL Bean Fleece Full Zip Jacket and Fleece Pullover, and these Dudley Stephens were worn the most.
A MUST HAVE for layering is a white button down. I truly love female owned Grayson for all of my button down shirts. They are well made, super soft, and designed with a woman’s body in mind. Snag $25 off your first order here.
I have a mixture of sentimental pajamas and high quality sleepwear in my dresser. My favorite items to sleep in are comfy t-shirts from my Grandma, sweatpants bought on vacation, and comfortable pajama sets. I’ve always been a sucker for coordinated sleepwear! My go-to pajama brands worth the splurge are Lake and Tommy John, although TJ is more athleisure wear for me. Lake is cozy, soft, and designed in so many different patterns/colors and styles. Fun fact – Lake has a few annual sales, which is the perfect time to stock up on their pjs!
Other Wardrobe Items Worth the Splurge
More items I save and splurge on: Hill House Nap Dress, Grayson Button Down Shirts, a Winter Coat (casual and dressy).
The Ellie Nap Dress
The Ellie Nap Dress (seen below) has easily become a staple in my closet since I bought my first dress in the springtime. I own quite a few, saving a little bit each month to eventually buy a new one. They are comfortable, easy to wear, stretchy, and easy to wash. I am loving the nap dress now that I’m pregnant too!