Lessons from a $20 Jacket


White on white outfit

Vince Little Boy Tee

Forever 21 jacket, Vince Little Boy Tee (also on sale here, here and here), Blank jeans, Clare V. clutch, Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, Jenni Kayne flats (similar here, here and here)

For the most part, I try to buy what I love and think I’ll wear for awhile. Sometimes that means investing in high-quality pieces that are worth the higher price tag. And sometimes it means buying a denim jacket at Forever 21. I’ve had, and more importantly worn, this jacket for years and I’m guessing it cost less than $20 when I bought it.

I can’t deny the “cost less than $20” part feels pretty good. But really, feeling good in it matters to me a lot more. If it feels cheap, it’s probably cheap. And if it feels great, no matter if it’s $5 or $500, maybe I’ll even wear it for years to come. For me I think that’s a pretty good goal.

4 Responses to “Lessons from a $20 Jacket”

  1. Shae { 04.15.15 at 12:13 pm }

    Thankfully denim is sturdy! I wish I could say I have something from Forever21 still in my closet, but sadly every thing I buy there wears out or breaks. That being said, I do agree that you can find amazing pieces at low price points, you might just have to look a little harder. Love this look, and it looks like a great jacket!

    Shae @ http://www.currenthabits.com

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  3. Shaunte { 06.27.15 at 11:28 am }

    This is one of my absolute favorite looks! The white ripped denim and white top with the denim jacket is pure perfection! Even better that the jacket is only 20 bucks! Love love love!!!!! http://fashionate31.com

  4. Natalie { 06.29.15 at 10:03 am }

    Thanks Shaunte! Don’t you love finding items like that? I feel like the most affordable basics are sometimes the best.

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