Summer Guide: Saving vs. Splurging (Part 1)

If you follow Evelina Barry on YouTube you'll know why I did this post. With fashion constantly changing, it's really hard to kee...

If you follow Evelina Barry on YouTube you'll know why I did this post. With fashion constantly changing, it's really hard to keep up without breaking the bank. So here's my take on what you should splurge on and what you should just buy cheap.



T-shirts
The white graphic tee is a closet staple for the summer because it matches with everything you might wear, but I never understood why a cotton tee would cost so much. I think $50 should be the max you ever spend on a t-shirt because they wear and tear so easily. Here's the breakdown between these two tees: The Forever 21 graphic tee is made of 57% cotton and 43% polyester, making it semi-breathable. The Red Valentino one is made of 50% cotton and 50% modal. (Modal is semi-synthetic; usually it's made from beech trees.) It's also made from Italy pushing costs higher than normal.

1. Forever 21 (12.80)   2. Red Valentino (295.00)

Denim Shorts
If you live in a hotter climate like Los Angeles, denim shorts are essential in surviving the hot weather. Forever 21 and Target has the cheapest options for you to choose from in a variety of styles. The mid-price range shorts are great and usually fit better in my opinion. Versace makes these shorts for $650. It's a hefty price tag for just something made in Italy. The cheapest alternative is buying a pair of Levi shorts from the thrift store and distressing them yourself. Word of advice: don't buy it from Goodwill because local thrift stores are usually cheaper.

1. Forever 21 (15.80)   2. Free People (68.00)   3. Blank Denim (79.00)   4. Versace (650.00)

The Little White Dress
Spring and Summer is notorious for lighter colors and the perfect dress to wear is obviously the little white dress. I honestly don't have a strict opinion on this one because it all comes down to preference. A crisp white dress can come a long way and will last through endless seasons so it's smart to invest in a quality one. Yet, at the same time, there are so many cheaper alternatives, it's not always necessary to splurge on one. White dresses can easily transition into your Fall and Winter wardrobe by simply layering a thick coat or my favorite, a leather jacket. 
1. Forever 21 (24.80)    2. Asos (57.16)  3. Lumier (130.00)   3. For Love & Lemons (224.00)

Stay tuned for Part 2. 

Hope you guys are having an awesome week. 

Love,

Maggie S.

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