Fashion is an investment, and clothes are like relationshipsThis is something I've come to realize throughout the years. In the same way you invest your time and energy into your friendships and relationships, you invest your money into the things that you purchase, and it's only natural that you expect something in return. After all, relationships are two-sided and it's always a "give and take". When it comes to clothes, the thing we should expect from them at the very least is versatility and long-term use. That is why we need to pick and choose which pieces to invest a lot of money in, and which pieces we can get at a cheaper price and lower quality.
Think of it this way. There are some people in our lives that are mere acquaintances because they do not give us anything substantial or beneficial in the long-term, so we pass by them in the halls and say "hi" but that's as far as it goes, because ultimately they have no further use for us. Thinking about it in terms of clothing and accessories, these are the pieces that are trendy and seasonal, which means they come and go in the blink of an eye and so we do not necessarily need to invest a lot of money into them. It's okay to purchase pieces like these at a lower price even if it means that they will tear or break easily, because by that time they're probably out of style anyway. It's just like giving your acquaintances a little bit of your time but not too much, because once the fun runs out, they disappear from your life eventually.
The same principle can be applied to people that are close to you, such as your friends, boyfriends, and families. It's okay to invest so much time, effort, and energy into those relationships because they are durable, long-lasting, and will be beneficial to you for your entire life. These are like the clothes and accessories that are classic and timeless, which means you'll be able to wear them throughout all seasons in a long time to come. Investing a lot of money into these kinds of things is worth it, because in return you are receiving years and years of use. A $50 cardigan, for example, might seem a tad bit overpriced, but if you think about it in the long run, it is actually worth every penny because you will still be able to wear it 10, 20, and even 30 years from now.
To put it simply in "designer" language: