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Heyyyy, big spender. One day you’re stocking up on flip-flops at Old Navy and the next you’re shelling out a couple paychecks' worth on that gorgeous Chloe crossbody you’ve been drooling over for months. So where do you draw the line? We’re here to give you a nudge in the right direction with six items worth the extra cash--and six you can totally save on.


Denim Jeans: Splurge

Sure, it’s easy to find denim for less. But based on the fact that you’ll wear them with everything, go for a quality pair that’s worth the few extra bucks and fits you like a glove. 

Get the look: AYR ($175); J Brand ($228); Re/Done ($324)


Denim Jacket: Scrimp

Since fit isn’t as important for the jacket versus the pants, you can find a million styles that won’t break the bank and look just as expensive as the designer version.

Get the look: Forever 21 ($35); Gap ($40); Asos ($45)


Workwear Blazer: Splurge

It’s one of our worst fashion nightmares: Sitting in an important meeting in an itchy polyester blazer that looks as if you snagged it from the bottom of the sale bin. Trust: The amount of times you’ll wear this staple (and the impressions that it'll make) will definitely compensate for the higher price tag.

Get the look: Club Monaco ($269); Anine Bing ($300); Elizabeth and James ($465)


Workwear Blouse: Scrimp

We don’t know about you, but we can’t tell that much of a difference between one rayon blouse and the next. And since you’ll probably gravitate toward trendier styles to switch things up, it’ll be cost effective to spend less on each. 

Get the look: Mango ($30); Ann Taylor ($50); Banana Republic ($78)


Bra: Splurge

Don’t risk the pain and frustration of bargain hunting for good, quality lingerie. Get fitted by an expert and spend a (worthy) pretty penny for the sake of your gals, since you’ll probably wear it more than anything else you own. 

Get the look: Chantelle ($74); Journelle ($84); Cosabella ($133)


T-Shirt: Scrimp

All cotton tees are not created equal…but they’re pretty darn close. And since (presumably) you’ll be throwing it on to go grocery shopping or walk the dog, you can totally settle for the ten-buck option.

Get the look: H&M ($10); Uniqlo ($10); Topshop ($12)

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Heels: Splurge

Genuine-leather pumps are a thing of beauty and will last you for years, unlike easy-to-spot faux leather. Since you can’t go wrong with nude or black, break the bank for a designer pair that you’ll wear forever (and that will feel much better on your feet). 

Get the look: Cole Haan ($200); Stuart Weitzman ($365); Christian Louboutin ($675)


Flats: Scrimp

Sure, you?ll wear them a lot, but that?s why they get gross and grimy so darn quick. Grab any cheapie pair that you won?t cry over when they fall apart after a few seasons.

Get the look: Payless ($30); Guess ($30); Chinese Laundry ($49)


Leather Tote: Splurge

Remember when your mom passed down her beautifully beaten-up old tote to you in high school? Same idea. A real leather carryall will last you for decades and never go out of style. 

Get the look: Cuyana ($225); Marc Jacobs ($395); Mansur Gavriel ($585)


Clutch: Scrimp

On the other hand, these smaller accessories go in and out of fashion depending on the shape, pattern, fabric, metal accents, etc. Look for an off-brand version with minimal embellishments so it lasts you more than just one season.

Get the look: Merona ($15); Urban Outfitters ($39); Madewell ($50)


Sneakers: Splurge

Don?t give up important factors such as arch support and breathability to save a few bucks. From your weekly jogs to trampoline class (and everything in between), a decent investment in running shoes will pay off. 

Get the look: Under Armour ($140); Adidas ($180); Nike ($200)


Workout Pants: Scrimp

The truth? You can definitely look great and feel good in a pair that?s not Lululemon. We know, blasphemy, but spandex is pretty much the same across the board, so don?t get too caught up in designer names. 

Get the look: Old Navy ($10); FILA ($18); Athleta ($30)

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