This is Style in the D, and I’m your host Sydney B!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. The difference between style and fashion is quality! Here are a few of my favorite fashion decision making tips from myself and The Budget Fashionista:

Know What Looks Good On You: Although it may look good on the hanger that does not mean that it will look nice on you. Don’t just buy an item because you love the price. If you don’t like the way it looks, it will never come out of the closet. Be honest with yourself about your body; it will save you time and money.

Practice the Cost per Wear Formula: The price reflects the price not the actual value of the item. So ask yourself how much will you actually wear the item? This formula helps you to assess its value. To achieve that value you must:

Divide the cost of the item by the number of times you’ll actually wear it in a given period. For example a $100 shirt worn 20 times has a CPW of $5. Your goal is to shoot for a CPW of less than $3.

70/30 Rule: 70% of your closet should be classic pieces, 30% trendy pieces. Aim to spend as less on the trendy pieces because they have a short lifespan.

Well that’s all I have for your today! Here is a great fashion quote that I would like to leave you with: Donatella Versace said, “The three biggest mistakes are cheap suits, shoes, and shirts. Spend your money on something good”.

Have a great rest of your day!

Sydney Bowden is a junior at Western Michigan University majoring in Film, Video, and Media Studies with a minor in Apparel Merchandising. She’s an intern for CBS/CW50 Television network station by day and a retail sales associate for Champs Sports and True Religion Brand Jeans in the evening. Her favorite quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success has to be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby.


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