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How Much Should I Spend on Clothes?

How Much Should I Spend on Clothes?
2015/04/20 Better Blueprint

Have you ever had a more loaded question?! But the answer is apparently pretty simple....

Accordingly to financial planner Peter Dunn, 5% of your monthly budget should be allocated to clothing.

{photo from WhoWhatWear.com}

{photo from WhoWhatWear.com}

BOOM! Done!

Seriously, the translation on that is

  • If your salary is under $30K then Zara, Mango and ASOS
  • If you're around $75K then Outnet, Nordstrom and Madewell
  • For those $100K and over then Shopbop, Anthropologie, and go brand-specific

As a wardrobe stylist, this may be a difficult number to swallow but it doesn't change the foundational items you need in your closet to be 'basically fabulous'....because a great white button down (I've found very few better than this one...) is a necessity regardless of how much you make.

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