Something bothered my mind after I attended the #BloggerBicara Fashion event. It's because of what one of the speakers, a shopaholic, said to us. She said she didn't have tips to shop because she only buy what she likes and she can spend millions only to shop for clothings.
Well, she's one lucky girl. I am just one of the common women who has limited budgets. Especially after got married and gave birth to a daughter :D. I am pretty careful in spending money, especially for shopping. Even the title of this post is my first rule in shopping: High Utility.
I believe in quality when choosing my clothes. I don't buy clothes that I consider unnecessary. But I'm willing to spend a little bit more for a good quality.
For me, high utility means, that I can wear the clothes to many occasions. The color matches other clothes in my closet so I don't have to buy another item. Example: A good quality black pants, nude pants, black shawl, black blazer, nude shoes. You know, the items that you can easily mix and match to other stuffs in my closet.
Second, high utility means that it can stand longer. I can wear it many times without being worried that the clothes will be ruined. And I can wash it many times and it still got its best shape.
Last but not least, high utility means that the cut or design will be last for a longer time so I don't have to worry if the design will be soon outdated.
I learned this rule from my Mom. She has many fashion items that, I have to say, lasts for years. I told you in my last post I wore her palazzo pants that she bought when I was in Junior High School (around 1996). She has bright colored pants too that she bought around 1998 and surprisingly becoming trends again in 2012 :D.
I didn't mean to say that I don't like spending money for pleasure. I sometimes shop for cute tops or colored pants. Sometimes I shopped at ITC too. I just don't do that too often.
When I buy something, at least it must meet one of my high utility rules. Because I need to be sure that when I buy something, it will not be a waste.