10 Steps to Maximizing Your Wardrobe: Steps 9 & 10

Welcome back foks!  We made it to the last installment of my 5 week series, 10 Steps to Maximizing Your Wardrobe.  I've had an amazing time sharing these style tips with you, and I hope that you've found them useful.  These last two steps are my favorites and probably the tips that you will relate to the most!

Per usual, from prior posts, if you're new to this series, turn around and start at GO, lol.  But seriously, this series has been a progression, so I highly encourage that you start from the beginning.  Please visit the below links to cover steps 1-8 and then come back and revisit this page.

Step 9: Vintage vs Thrift

The hot new trend is to shop vintage and/or thrift.  Me personally, I do NOT thrift.  I will however source a great vintage piece from time to time.  It may be a play on words, but I look at thrifting as locating cheap pieces that often times lack quality.  Whereas, vintage shopping implies locating a rare and authentic garment or piece at a reasonably discounted rate.  Vintage pieces may range in price from pennies on the dollar to thousands.  A quality vintage piece can translate into any style period and commands a certain regal flare.

Step 10: When and What to Splurge On

I'm asked time and time again, what to splurge on and what not to splurge on, and the answer is simple . . . . . SHOES!  If you spend money on anything, spend it on your shoes.  There is nothing no worse than a cheap pair of shoes.  That's not to say that you have to wear Christian Louboutin's or Manolo Blahniks, but a good quality shoe consists of  a quality leather sole, a supportive arch, and a quality fabric (leather, patent, satin, etc).

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