How To Invest In Worthy Clothes And Makeup

With all the choices for clothing nowadays, it can be confusing to understand what is a good purchase and what is not. The thing to remember is that cheaper is not always better.

Sales for well-made clothing can make good items inexpensive, but poorly made clothing is often cheap in every way. Good clothing is an investment that will last forever if you’re careful.

Cheap Is Expensive

Look in your closet. Note any clothing that is not a well-known, well-made brand, which you bought on the spur of the moment because it was cheap. After you wear these items and clean them, they don’t look the same. This makes cheap clothing quite expensive. It’s similar to renting an outfit than buying an outfit you can wear repeatedly.

Your Suit

If you really want to look good, it’s worth spending money on a very well made, high-end suit. Not only that - it’s worth the money to get it altered just for you. The money you spend has to do with the type of fabric as well as the construction. You can recognize a good deal by checking the construction. Loose buttons, loose threads, and other construction issues are a sign that this is NOT your suit. In addition, even though you’re going to get the perfect the suit by getting it altered, it should not be ill-fitting on your shoulders, or across the chest. A good suit should last you ten years.

Your Winter Coat

Coats are a great place to spend money. You only need one or two in the winter - one for work and one for leisure. Styles of coats rarely change, so a good coat will last you a lifetime if you buy the right one and then take care of it properly. Think wool pea coat or overcoat, or a good down jacket for leisure. When you consider how long a good coat should last, you can spend a lot more on it because it’s an investment.

Jeans and Other Denim Items

Everyone likes wearing jeans or other denim, and it’s been around forever. Expensive jeans will have a high stitch count and be thicker. That makes them feel more luxurious and act more durable. Pay close attention to construction and fabric to ensure that you get the best bang for your buck. Also, the cut is important. You want to like how the jeans look on your body. Don’t pay one bit of attention to size, since today the sizing depends on the brand. Only pay attention to how they’re made, the material, how they fit, and how they make you feel. Remember to try to stick with the real colors of denim which are black, indigo, faded and white. The other colors aren’t really denim. And with any jeans, darker always looks more fashionable.

Shoes

Cheap shoes are everywhere. They are poorly made, bad for your feet and back, and not comfortable to walk in. What’s the point of having a cute pair of shoes if you can’t walk in them, no matter how cheap they are? Spend the extra money on good, solidly-made shoes that are made from natural fibers that will last if you care for them. A good pump (pointy or rounded) never goes out of style.

It's true that clothing isn’t an investment compared to putting money in the bank and earning money back; but if you think of your clothing as an investment that will last you for at least a decade, it becomes clear that spending money on the important parts of your wardrobe does save money. Saving money is almost as good as earning money.


Buying makeup can be almost as expensive as buying clothing (I tend to go crazy at Ulta, Sephora, and MAC) and other times you can walk away with huge savings. But no matter the dollar amount, you should ensure you are putting worthy ingredients on yourself. When you put something on your skin, it goes into your bloodstream. If you don’t believe that, then question why medication patches and creams work. So, no matter how much you spend on makeup, ensure that the ingredients are safe for you to use. Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it’s safe. Here are a few brands that are worth purchasing at a higher price so you get the best product for your skin and a few key things to look for when purchasing makeup:

DHC Brand

This olive oil-based makeup and skin care brand is more than worth the cost. It works as advertised and has only healthy ingredients that won’t harm your skin. You want to try the Deep Cleansing Oil a Bazaar Editor’s Choice for the Beauty 150 Award Winner. 

Aloette

This MLM company allows you to shop online or through a consultant. It is high quality and vegan. It’s a little more expensive but it has a long shelf life (you can refrigerate it) and they have a lot of colors to choose from for all skin tones.

Love for Humanity Organics

This makeup is amazing because they care about the environment, while also allowing you to become beautiful with their wonderful color cosmetics. They are vegan and gluten free, and have only certified organic ingredients.

Eye Cream

Many eye creams claim to help get rid of fine lines but while many work, they don’t feel great on the skin. Neocutis Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream does everything you want. It retails for up to 100 bucks but you can often find deals on Amazon. Since you use this nightly, it’s okay if it has a relatively short shelf life because you’re going to use it up.

Mascara  

Drug store types do work fine, but they often get dried up. If you want to ensure that you get to enjoy your favorite mascara until it’s really all gone, then you should invest in an awesome mascara that will leave your lashes long and silky rather than all clumped up. 

Lipstick

Women in the world want lip colors that do a couple things. They want moist lips and they want a color that stays. That’s hard to come by no matter what anyone says. The kind that stays all day can be drying, while the kind that is moist comes off on everything. Look for a lipstick that not only promises to stay on all day but also comes with a clear gloss or top coat so you can ensure your lips look great all day long and you don't have the desire to lick your lips to moisten them. 

Foundation

There are numerous foundations out there, from cheap to really blow-your-mind expensive. But, you have to look at what you want your foundation to do. Do you want it to cover flaws? Do you want it to moisturize or block dangerous sun rays? Do you need to look good in photographs? One of the best ways to figure out what you need and what foundation will be best for you is to go and get color matched at a cosmetics store or counter like Sephora, Ulta, MAC, Nordstroms, you name it. The consultants there will be able to help you and find the perfect foundation fit for your skin tone and type.

In addition, consider some of your color cosmetics like eye shadow. It might seem great to buy that cheap stuff at Walmart or Target, but will it really stay on? Are the colors really as rich as they seem to be? It’s always best to try before you buy to be sure. At drugstores like Rite Aid you can return cosmetics you don’t like. You can do that at higher end department stores as well, or ask that they put some on you to try so you can ensure you’re not allergic and that it works as intended.

Also, it is important that when purchasing makeup, find out how long the product will last. If you tend not to wear makeup very often, you don’t want to buy something that costs $150 dollars and only lasts two months.

I hope you now have an idea of what clothes and makeup are considered "worthy" and you are able to make better decisions on what you should be purchasing.