Why I’m Choosing Quality Over Quantity

I’ve spent a lot more time this year focusing on my personal style. Previously, I’d just buy any old piece without thinking about how I’d style it or incorporate it into my wardrobe. You know how it goes… “Ooh I like that top.. And it’s only £12.99!” *add to basket* *checkout* and I’ve suddenly kissed goodbye to the best part of £15 on a top I’m going to wear twice but just don’t know it yet. I’ve felt more inspired than ever by my favourite Instagrammers and brands and I finally feel like I know what my personal style is. Casual, neutrals, cute dresses, prints and textures.

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Now I’ve nailed my personal style, know what I like and dislike and what suits me and doesn’t (goodbye square necklines), I’m happy to invest more in my wardrobe. Long gone are the days where I’d scour fast fashion websites for the sake of finding something in the sale which would lose its shape and bobble after one wash.

I know that with more luxury brands like Saint and Sofia (where these beaaaaut dresses are from), there’s zero chance of that happening. You really do get what you pay for! All my ‘quality’ clothes like my Barbour coat, Camilla Elphick boots and Mulberry handbag have lasted me for years despite me wearing them at least a few times a week so the cost per wear is minimal. That’s the kinda route I want to go down with more of my wardrobe be that a plain white tee that doesn’t go see-through after a few washes or a dress like the one I’m wearing which I can wear throughout all four seasons without a single stitch breaking.

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Unfortunately, quality often means an increase in price which doesn’t suit everyone. Although I have more disposable income than I used to, it still doesn’t mean I’m some kinda of baller who never has to step foot into Primark again! Besides, I do love a pair of Primark pyjama bottoms! But with a shift in morals meaning ethical fashion and sustainability is more important that a cheap price tag, I’m happy to spend the extra cash here and there. Especially as it means I don’t need as many clothes! After all, I only have one body to wear them on!

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So with all of this in mind, I’m really keen to restock my wardrobe with ethical, well-made, timeless clothes from brands I truly adore like Saint and Sofia, Missoma and & Other Stories. I’d really love to know your favourite sustainable, high quality brands too!

Do you prefer quality over quantity?

24 Comments

  1. 14/06/2020 / 14:04

    I absolutely love the dresses you’re wearing in these photos Katy! They’re great for Summer! When it comes to clothing now, I like to choose quality over quantity, not just because it can help the environment, but having more quality, classic pieces can be worn in so many ways that you do get value for your money, even if you have to invest a little more! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:39

      Thanks! I’m hoping they’ll look fab in Autumn and Winter too! I’m definitely onboard with you! x

  2. 15/06/2020 / 09:16

    I love these dresses! Well done for thinking about sustainability first πŸ™‚ x

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:38

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I think more of us should definitely be thinking about it! x

  3. 15/06/2020 / 09:20

    Love these dresses. I prefer quality over quantity too and like you when my disposable income increases I was able to explore this more. Things like jeans now last up to 4 years rather than a few times before shrinking in the wash.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:37

      Jeans are definitely a great piece to invest in! x

  4. 15/06/2020 / 11:39

    I love the dresses in this post! I’ve not heard of Saint and Sofia before, so I’m definitely going to check them out! Also totally with you on the square necklines, they do nothing for me either haha. Great post xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:37

      Yesssss you should definitely check them out! x

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:36

      Thanks so much x

  5. 15/06/2020 / 19:14

    I decided to do this a while ago! It’s so much better in terms of longevity and on the environment. Love the dresses as well.

    Paige // Paige Eades

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:36

      Yessss true that! And thanks Paige! x

  6. 16/06/2020 / 18:11

    I love your dresses! They are so cute and they really fit you perfectly πŸ˜‰ x

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:34

      Awh thank you! I’m looking forward to wearing them for years now πŸ™‚ x

  7. 18/06/2020 / 18:35

    As much as I don’t want to spend too much money on clothes, it’s the ones that I’ve invested in that I wear the most. You look fabulous!

    • Katy
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      19/06/2020 / 17:35

      Exactly! We’re not always financially stable enough to buy EVERYTHING high quality but there’s always a few pieces that last! x

  8. 20/06/2020 / 09:59

    These dresses are super cute I love your style!! Such a lovely post!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

    • Katy
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      28/07/2020 / 13:07

      Thanks so much Amber πŸ™‚ x

    • Katy
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      28/07/2020 / 13:08

      Yep πŸ™‚ x

  9. 08/07/2020 / 04:03

    I recently started doing this as well, and I’m really happy with this shift. Before, I would also get cheap outfits and I’d get bored of them more quickly, because I didn’t really *think* about the purchase. Now, I fret about it, imagine about it, make sure I really want it, and it works. Saves money in some way.

    http://www.bloomingsuitcase.com

    • Katy
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      28/07/2020 / 11:07

      Yessss absolutely! x

  10. 30/07/2020 / 15:29

    That’s a good point, actually, about finding one’s personal style helping us put a cap on our spending habits. Fashion hauls are such a useless and in fairness stupid a thing, whereas knowing what you want and being prepared to invest a bit more on it will bring you so much joy for years and years. And no matter what our income level, when we buy less, we can afford to buy better! It all goes hand in hand πŸ™‚ x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    • Katy
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      04/08/2020 / 13:22

      Exactly! I know what’s worth me buying and what isn’t so I end up saving way more money than I used to! x

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