Sometimes I get things for free. But most of the time, I’m shelling out my hard-earned cash for clothing items I desire.
As a minimalist, I try to buy quality because it is usually long-lasting – but sometimes quality = expensive. Worry not! There is a way you can buy anything you want, as long as you follow this one rule:
Aim for the cost-per-wear to be $2.
If you feel strongly you can achieve that, then go ahead and buy anything from a diamond ring that costs $2000 (cost-per-wear is $2 in less than three years) or a designer bag that costs $300, like this Rebecca Minkoff satchel:
As long as I use that bag once a week for six years, I’m good to go!
Photo from Save. Spend. Splurge.
I love having a way to justify my expensive desires, however infrequent. I find it very useful to shop with this strategy and it’s perfect for my minimalist needs.
Do you ever calculate cost-per-wear? What’s your number? Is $2-per-wear a good goal?