The splurge. The fashion holy grail. We have a finite fashion budget and are often looking for a steal of a deal. A friend of mine prompted today’s Fashion Friday at a party with one question. What one fashion item would be your splurge?
My item: always a purse. I’m hard on shoes, and fickle, but as I get older I rarely swap purses. A solid purse has always been my fashion go-to-item. I like boxier purses in colors, not blacks or browns, but I select a color that won’t clash with most outfit (and avoid patterns/fabrics).
Because of my friend’s question, and my blinders to everything but purses, I took a very scientific poll on Facebook. Tell me, I asked: If you splurge on one fashion item, what is it?
Boy do people have opinions on this.
Two clear winners emerged: The Purse and The Shoe.
They were basically neck and neck in the vote count – purse would start edging out shoe as a winner and then shoe voters would come back.
There were other votes as well. The next two vote getters were: The Jacket and The Jean.
Also in the mix were undergarments, from a good bra to socks to proper underwear, as well as a good t-shirt and a watch/jewelry.
Now I was really curious. How much are folks spending? And which brand are they spending it with? There was no consensus there, but certainly lots of fun (*dream*) options. When asked where they would spend the money on their singular fashion splurge, here’s what my fashionista friends said:
Burberry trench or an Italian leather jacket (both of which have lasted nearly a decade):
What say you? Do you have a splurge item? What’s your favorite brand if you splurge? How long has it lasted you (I’ve heard 8-10 years for some of these pieces!)?