I am huge advocate of knowing what to save your money on in your wardrobe. It's no secret that I mix high-end with budget friendly items. I think it gives the perfect balance.
The key to pulling this off is knowing what items are ok to save a buck. For me, one item I often look for affordability on is my dress wardrobe. In many cases dresses I only wear for one occasion and never put on again. With that, I would be wasting a lot of money if I always spent over $100 for each dress. And to be honest, most $100 dresses you can find the same one for a fraction of the cost.
I would rather spend my money on items I will wear multiple times. I go to so many different functions, and never want to fill guilty that I may not wear the dress again and spent a ton of money on it. There are many places to purchases dresses from that are perfect for that one-time occasion that is affordable but not cheap looking. I got this perfect wrap dress for less than $25!! Its perfect for Spring and Summer parties.
Here are a few trusted sites that I check out whenever I am in need of a dress. Shein, NY and Co (can be affordable when they are having a sale), Target, Boohoo (great for night out), and H&M.
Don't get me wrong, I love splurging on a dress every once in a while. But I prioritize it based on the importance of the event. Start thinking about your specific events you have coming up, and really start considering a less expensive option that is just as cute!