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Crazy Money! Holey Cashmere

It’s Crazy Money Day!

A women’s fashion label, offers an all cashmere “distressed” cardigan complete with frayed cuffs and “handmade punctures”. The holey sweater sells for $1,880. Now that’s crazy! People willingly pay ridiculous prices for fashion because of the emotion attached to designer items. Some believe you get what you pay for. The higher the price the better the quality. Others pay more to boost their self-esteem, reward themselves, or to show off their financial means.

If you want to save money on clothes, here are a few of my tips. Ignore fashion trends. They don’t last. Instead, develop your own style and keep it simple. Steve Jobs wore Levi jeans, a black turtleneck, and New Balance shoes. It was pretty simple. He didn’t waste time deciding what he was going to wear each morning. Wear what’s modestly comfortable and flattering for you. Listen to compliments you get. If it happens when you wear blue, then stick to wearing blues. Shop your own closet and accessorize what you have to change things up. Tell your friends and family that you appreciate hand-me-downs. Then, be sure to pass yours on to other appreciative families. Garage sales, thrift stores, and online websites can offer good deals.

Jesus said, “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Luke 12:27) So be wise and glorify God in your choice of clothing. By the way, cashmere is available for under a hundred bucks! 

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