Considering Cost Per Wear with Wardrobe Staples
My summer uniform of choice is an old t-shirt, cut offs, and flip flops. Although I love the ease of it, it was nice to dress up for a change.
- Gray V-Neck, $10 via Gap
- Peach tank, $6 via American Eagle
- Sterling Silver jeans, $5 via thrift
- Olive grandpa cardigan, $18 via Younkers
My accessories include
- Leather purse, $1 via thrift
- Wooden cuff, $1 via thrift
- Macrame owl pendant, $1 via thrift
- Jessica Simpson platforms, $18 via consignment
Which brings my outfit total to $60.
Compared to $8 outfits I have put together in the past $60 is a little pricey. This outfit is a great example of considering cost per wear.
In addition to thrifted accessories it pays to purchase wardrobe staples that mix and match. My gray v-neck and olive cardigan have been worn at least weekly since their purchase nearly a year ago. Even though they cost quadruple their potential thrifted price, they have already paid off.
In contrast are my Sterling Silver jeans. They are my favorite “going out” jeans. However, the heavy embroidery and destructed denim make them inappropriate for work wear. Since I purchased them five months ago I have only worn them twice.
It is always important to consider cost-per-wear when evaluating clothing prices.