Have you ever wondered how cost effective your clothes are? I have been thinking about this more and more over the weekend after watching a documentary on Really about being in debt and being an over spender. After seeing a girl get herself into £52k's worth of debt because she liked designer gear even if it wasn't in her size. This actually scared me that it could be a route that a lot of bloggers may end up going down. So why not work out whether something you will buy will be cost effective and earn it's worth with each wear?
For example, take a shirt I bought in the sale the other week for £10. To make it cost effective it needs to be able to be worn many times and in different ways (I'll be doing a 'one shirt, 5 ways' post shortly).
If you divide the shirt by the times it has been worn that will give you the total per wear, if you get my drift. So far, I've worn it twice which means it's cost £5 per wear. Ideally to make something cost effective, I would like it to cost around £2 or less per wear. Luckily the shirt I've bought will get worn a lot so it should eventually cut back to 50p!
I find the best way to find cost effective clothing is to buy from eBay, that was you can spend less than a tenner on a item of clothing and therefore divide it more to make it work better.
Saying that, I have just bought a dress that cost £41.90 (which is well over my budget for anything), even if I wore it frequently it would take a while to make it cost effective.
I've decided that after my honeymoon I'll be going on a spending cut and feel like I could use this method to see whether I can spend less on pretty dresses!
Would you ever use this tactic when buying clothing? Do you think you could make this work for you? I'd be really interested to find out.