When I landed my first job over three years ago, I couldn't wait to go shopping for work clothes. I've always been an overdresser I'll take any excuse to wear a skirt! As I added to my work wardrobe, I learned to let go of the guilt associated with buying slightly more expensive clothes. As I've said, if I'm going to spend 40+ hours a week in these clothes, I deserve to enjoy them!
But what about swiping my credit card for the jeans, comfy v-necks and sweats that make up my weekend wardrobe? This summer has brought a new love maxi skirts and at $17 apiece, the two I purchased at Target are economical investments for my days off.
It's always hard for me to spend money on play clothes all my jeans come from Old Navy or Target because I would rather go cheap on something I can't wear most days. However, I've discussed this with my co-workers, and many of them have the opposite problem. They're drowning in yoga pants, but short on trousers.
While I still like wearing cute outfits over the weekend, even if it's just skinnies and a nice t-shirt, every now and then, I just have to get comfy. Last month, I splurged on a hoodie and matching sweatpants from Victoria's Secret. I love the sweatsuit, as cheesy as it may be, and yes, I am anal enough that I have to coordinate even when no one sees my outfit.
But sometimes you have to treat yourself. I may not be able to wear sweats to work or even out of the house. But I work hard during the week in dressy clothes, and I've decided that I deserve to be comfy and cute on the weekends.
How do you divvy up your clothing budget?
Catherine Hageman dispatches fashionista tendencies fit for a corporate career on Small Town, Big Wardrobe.