Since I imposed a specific budget for the year (and made it part of my 2016 resolution), I've been thinking about the things I would like to add to my closet that would be practical and a good use of my money. I don't want to buy anything that wouldn't be a good addition to my closet, even if it's just ten dollars, because of my strict budget.
I've mentioned a few times that I own a lot of sweaters, and I still always gravitate towards them anyway. I have two of the roll tab sleeve tops and one of the tunics and I really love them. It's kind of hard for me to find blouses that I like and tops to wear with leggings that aren't sweaters, so I think that investing in a few of these (some solids, some patterns) would be a wise budgeting decision. I haven't tried the cuff sleeve top before, but I like flowy tops, I like the brand, and I think the white one would look great with gold jewelry, dark/black jeans, and cognac booties. I know I've mentioned this bag before, but I feel like I have to explain. I like to buy tops and sweaters from the juniors section at Nordstrom or from Target or Old Navy, and they're pretty reasonably priced. In 2015, I bought my first two Kate Spade bags (during major sales). I carried the first bag for about four months until I bought the second one, which I have been carrying since September. With cheaper handbags, I either get sick of them quickly and have to rotate them pretty often (or after I get tired of them I never end up using them later) or they fall apart. I still love both of my Kate Spade bags, and I definitely will go back to the first one I bought in summer when the color is appropriate. Basically, I think it's a better use of my money to buy fewer more expensive bags than to just buy a cute bag I like because it's only $25 and then see another in a month and do the same thing again and again. I also am going to consider a pair of designer denim. I've had luck with the fit of Paige jeans in the past, and I was in Nordstrom Rack recently and they had some nice pairs for $80-$90. I'm not going to buy any new jeans (at any price point) until I get myself into a steady workout routine though--I want to make sure my budget money is spent on jeans that are a great fit (and stay that way).
What are you hoping to add to your closet in 2016?