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80. How does money fit into all this?
Money always matters. I don't have the money to buy certain items I'd like, such as Prada sneakers or couture track suits.
I think there's more pressure than ever for young people to flex a certain social status with designer belts and shoes. I blame it on how musicians impact popular culture, honestly.
20 years ago, musicians dressed like their fans, wearing plaid shirts and department store denim with Nike shoes. Today, musicians wear Versace and Balenciaga.
I know this is all oversimplified, and culture doesn't exist in silos. You can't separate music and fashion. However, I miss the days when musicians dressed in a way that reflected their roots.
If I had more money I would have more bespoke clothing, rather than shopping around to find something that fits properly.
I paid quite a lot for a few pieces and as I grow out of them I invest the money I get from selling them into new pieces. I occasionally spend 'too much' but most things I own I've had for a long time so it's quality over quantity.
I spend more than I can justify on clothes and make-up. I'm starting to make a real effort to work to a budget, especially since I'm going back to university in September and won't be working full-time anymore.
alot. in the 60’s through the 80’s, designer clothing was priced to sell to middle class.
Now ridiculously expensive.
How can a handbag cost $5-10,000?!
a shirt $600?
Or, so cheap you know slave labor made it!
Money is for sure an issue but i see it as an Investment for the future and for happiness.
I have a budget and have to spend accordingly.
It fit greatly.
I live on a limited budget so I know very well the difference between want and need.
When I have some to spend I will purchase something that I like.
It is less of an issue now that I'm over 55. I'm not saving for a house or a vacation, and I have no debts except a mortgage payment and day to day expenses.
I do drop money on really nice fabric.