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80. How does money fit into all this?
I recently learned how to sell my clothes online, so I've made a few hundred dollars from that, and use it to buy new stuff. Then I try to buy stuff I know has resale value. It means I am more willing to take risks because I know I can recoup my costs if it doesn't work out.
I don't spend a whole lot, but I do try to save when I can.
It takes money to live in a place where good quality clothes(and other stuff) are available(even delivered if ordered online). You have to have an entourage to train your eyes, yous taste, to develop a style. To compare and try things. That takes money.
Money is not my ambitions any more.
I have to budget myself and only buy what I need.
I like to buy things on sale
I've always had enough to not have to be super careful but I have expensive tastes so I'm careful to shop second hand because I can't find natural fibers for an inexpensive price point otherwise.
i get gifted cash sometimes and it all goes to clothes. i'm poor and spend way more than i should on clothes, but i love thrifting and am good at finding used designer stuff.
Clothes cost money. I am in a financially privileged position to be able to dress the way I do. I do not take this for granted. I do sometimes feel guilty about it.
Me and my husband earn a lot of money to help bring up our 3 girls.
I wish I had more money. I often feel like lack of funds holds me back from justifying spending money on clothes that would make my style feel more complete and cohesive. I wish I had unlimited funds for money and could just buy whatever I wanted and figure it out.
I don't buy a lot but when I do it's an investment generally
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!