Everyone likes a good deal, don’t we? Anything from free shipping to complimentary dessert, its fun to get a deal. We feel great when we can get the most out of our dollars. So, let’s talk CPW! No, this isn’t a post about my Dad (he’s a handsome one, isn’t he?), but rather Cost Per Wear.
The idea is to consider if the price can be justified for how often you will be able to wear it. For example, a great pair of jeans will be worn often – OK, a lot – so the cost per wear on a pair of jeans is easily justified. A dark pair of jeans can easily be dressed up or down for many different occasions.
A suit is also another great item from a CPW perspective. Of course they can be worn together. Additionally, the jacket can be paired with the dark jeans mentioned above and a dressy blouse for a night out. The skirt can be paired with a sweater and great necklace for a new look.
Some occasions call for a very dressy outfit, like Christmas parties and weddings. We know the CPW for these items will be higher, but try to find a piece that has some versatility. Maybe the fancy dress can be worn with a jacket and different shoes to be dressed down. Pick a more classic piece in your best neutral so that it can be worn for years to come for a couple seasons.
As always, choose pieces that work with your color code and make you shine.
One final note: CPW does not apply to your wedding dress 🙂