You walk into a clothing store and there on the shelf you find a mouthwatering deal – a cheap top that you could wear for either casual or official outings.
Truth is, we all want to save money on purchases as much as possible, but should you be buying only because it is cheap? Would it be wise to patronize fast clothing brands just because you believe you’d be saving a few bucks in the process? Does it really save you money in the long run?
In most cases, cheap clothes have very low quality because they are made with low quality materials. While they may seem cheap at first, they will likely wear out within a short period of time and, before you even realize, you are back to the store for a replacement. More expensive, quality clothe prove to be cheaper in the long run. For instance, if you spend $15 to replace a cheap jean every three months, you’d be spending about $60 within a year. Meanwhile, buying a quality $60 jean that can last for years will save you time and lots of money.
Impact of Cheap Clothing on the Environment
The fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment and its people. In the United States alone, about 10 million tons of clothing are dumped every year. The chemicals used during the production of these clothes are released in the water and soil; these chemicals have devastating effects on nature and those nearby.
Is buying cheap clothes that you would soon discard really worth the while?
When these clothes end up in landfills, they take so many decades, when polyester is involved, to decompose.
Quality Clothing Enhances Your Appeal
Cheap clothes are usually mass produced without considering the unique shapes and sizes of different people. Cheap low-quality shirts, for instance, look really awful on people who do not have a specific body type and shape. Clothing that is either too tight or loose in the wrong places will make the wearer feel very uncomfortable. On the other hand, quality, fitting clothes make the wearer feel comfortable and boosts his or her confidence.
Quality clothing also come in a wide range of cuts for different shapes and sizes. And, even if you can’t find one that fits you, it can be easily cut to fit your shape.
Clothing is a key part of our personality. The kind of clothes you wear can tell about your level of professionalism or your status in the society. Though buying quality clothes may feel pointless especially for a frugal individual, it is well worth it in the long run. Not only will it save you money over time, you’d enjoy the confidence that comes from looking and feeling good about yourself.