Almost every article of clothing that I own has multiple, if not a specific, purpose. When making any purchase, I factor in how this article of clothing will work with the rest of my wardrobe. Not only that, but more importantly, does it fit or enhance my style. I'll talk more about finding and maturing your personal style/s in another post. If it fits my style I can obtain more items to make a complete outfit later, if needed. Quality of craftsmanship is of the utmost importance. If the article has purpose and is made well, I'll keep it for years if not a lifetime. For example, I have a unique tshirts that I've had for years. Of course I may rarely wear the tee. But when the occasion occurs and that Hogan pima cotton will set off my swag, I'm glag I made that purchase five years ago. Bare in mind that I've only worn this shirt twice since I bought it.
Because I purchase with purpose and thought, I save money by not spending in haste or frivolously. As I write this post I'm lounging on a Caribbean island. The trunks that I'm sporting were bought 8 years ago. When I acquired them I had no idea when they would be worn, but I knew that they "fit" me. Instead of rushing out to buy a bunch of beach/tropical wear all at once before my trip, I've been stylishly prepared for some time now. And because quality is one of the key factors at the forefront of my purchasing decisions, these trunks will look as great next year as they do today.