We've all experienced the horrible, sinking feeling of sticker shock, but buying pricey items may make you a savvier shopper than your friends who are devoted to fast fashion. Hear us out: for the price of an outfit or two of expendably trendy Zara pieces, you could opt for something that you'll covet not just for the next year but for the next decade or longer.
Look, we're not condoning $500 plain white tees, but finding a well-made piece that you can wear over and over can hold way more value than devoting your clothing budget to every passing trend. So ditch your shopping addiction and commit to investing in 14 pieces that you will wear with confidence every single time you slip them on. Scroll through to see the lust-worthy pieces that are actually worth saving up for, then commit yourself to dusting off your piggy bank — and soon these items will be more than just a dream.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak