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With the start of a new season, there is a rush of new trends to choose from, and if you're something like me, you want them all. In an ideal world (one with massive walk-in closets and nonexistent budgets), I could fill my wardrobe with any part of my spring shopping list, but since this is not doable, I like how most people I need to be smart as I am in invest in new clothing.
Everyone has their own strategies for making wise shopping decisions, be it 48 hours before purchase or according to the one-in-two-out rule, but something I like to consider when shopping is the cost per wear of the relevant article. To refresh, the cost per wear is calculated by dividing the price of the item by the frequency of wear to ensure that each dollar spent exceeds the distance.
I have thought a lot about my own wardrobe and my own life and thought I would share my findings here with you. In the following I will break down which of the top trends for spring 2020 have the lowest and highest costs per wear so that you can make informed purchasing decisions.
The classic topper returned to the trend-o-sphere this spring and even reached fourth place in our current March Madness style bracket. There is so much to love about trench coats, but first and foremost it is a jacket that goes with almost anything. This is the ultimate investment in fashion for this spring and many more seasons.
We've seen rusty shades of brown emerge as a new neutrality (possibly even a new beige) in the street style scene, and we have to say the look is heightened.
Ahh, fitting. Oversized, casual fits as well as skirt and short suits are one of the biggest trends of the year and one of the most economical investments. Choose a set that you can carry together or each piece for yourself, and suddenly you have an unlimited number of polished outfits on the go that are both trendy and somehow trend-proof. If you could only invest in one thing this spring, let it be.
I recently added a pair of bottega veneta-inspired chunky boots to my arsenal, and it was difficult to wear a different boot style. (Yes, they're so comfortable.) Given the myriad of ways that fashion girls are wearing them now (besides mini dresses, tucked pants, etc.), I plan to get a lot of wear and tear from mine next fall and by spring and again Winter.
While the following trends are less valuable from a cost per wear perspective, we definitely don't say avoid them altogether. In fact, I find some of the following trends particularly exciting. So I'm just saying that you are realistic about how often you actually grab these pieces and shop accordingly.
In the past month, excerpts have illuminated the runways of F / W 2020 and we are here for it. However, we put cut-out dresses and tops at a low price-performance ratio, as they often require a special situation with a strapless bra or chest strap that could prevent you from wearing them so often.
While I'm personally on board with the Western trend, I admit that there are only a handful of outfit formulas that I would wear mine with. So it's not a trend I would like to invest in.
Lingerie-inspired tops are another style that feels intimidating and takes a little more styling to pull off. But with this look, it's a high risk, a high reward.
Next: The last four of fashion: The spring trends that beat everyone else.