Thursday, December 27, 2018
Are you picky about the brands of your clothing and accessories?
I was recently talking to a friend who said she didn’t care about brands. I shook my head in agreement but then I had to backtrack because I DO care about brands because of quality and I always go back to my tried and true brands for my lifestyle, body type, and personal style. As far as clothing brands as status symbols, not so much. I happen to love the Tory Burch logo design and I do like Louis Vuitton but that’s about it.
Some brands that I love and why:
Fossil – I love their watches and bags. I don’t wear my white Fossil watch anymore because of my Apple watch but I won’t get rid of it. I love the style and the price is great for the quality. I have one Fossil bag right now, too. Again, the price is great for the quality. Their style fits my style.
Madewell – I like their transport tote. Other than that, I don’t own anything.
Hue – I love their leggings and jeggings. You must look in the accessories or hosiery section of department stores, fyi. I have 7 pairs of different leggings or jeggings and some I have had for 6 years and some came from consignment stores. They are good quality and they wash well. I must have things that wash well.
Matilda Jane – I only have pants, but in the spring I plan to look at their tops for women. Their pants are so cute and made so well. The most I have paid is $58 and for women’s pants that really isn’t that bad. I did get two pairs at a consignment shop.
Free People – I only have two tops but they are unique and I love them. I have had one for 5 years. It looks brand new
Mia Clogs – I only had one pair until Christmas but they are divine and I love them so much. The new ones are black and higher heeled so I am still debating.
Tieks – This is a tough one, but I am going to recommend them. I got my 3 pairs (she says sheepishly) at a consignment store for $30-40 each. It is hard to justify $200 for a pair of flats, but if you love and wear flats often, I do think they are superior quality.
Tory Burch flats – Again, this is a tough one. If you love the design of the logo like I do, they will last you for years. I would just get a neutral pair and stick with just one.
Ray Ban sunglasses – love them and I am pretty rough on them and they are durable, plus they are a classic. The pair I’m wearing were purchased by my husband in 1997!
Yeti – love all Yeti products. They really work. I don’t want the imitation. This is something I use all day everyday so it’s worth it. I have a water cup and a coffee cup. It’s kind of an accessory, right?
Chicos’s – You all, they have some really great tops and pants. Their quality is superb and if you can catch a sale at the end of the season it’s really affordable. For years, I wouldn’t walk into the store because it’s where my mom and her friends shopped – gasp! Now, some of my favorite shirts are from here.
Kendra Scott jewelry – I just can’t believe how much use I’ve gotten out of each piece. It’s what I constantly reach for. So, a necklace that cost about $70 was worn about 200 times. That’s better than a $10 necklace only worn 5 times.
LulaRoe – Here’s another controversial one. I am only recommending their kimonos, sweater vests, and Cassie skirts. These three items have superior quality in my opinion. You have to be very careful because their fabrics can vary, but the fabrics that these three are made of wash and wear very well in my experience. But, each consultant has no control over their prints. I have bought most of mine at my consignment store for for $12 or less. Many consultants sell to these stores when they decide to quit LLR.
What are your go to brands? Do you own any of the ones I’ve mentioned? As I get older and wiser I’m learning to pay a little more for the quality and it will pay off in the end.