When should you buy the next trendy fashion item? It is a tough call because while you don’t want to pay $2000 for a fresh-off-the runway trendy fashion look, you don’t want to wait so long the fashion trend is already a has-been.
Ideally, you want to buy a trendy item within the first month of knock-offs hitting the stores. Watch for deals, definitely, but don’t wait for them to be marked down a great deal – this is an easy sign that the trend has saturated the market and has moved onto something else.
Of course, sometimes there are trendy items you love to death for whatever reason – many people still wear those trendy long sweaters from a couple of years ago because they are warm and cozy, and are perfect to use in lieu of a blanket on airplanes or trains. So if this sounds like you, that would be a perfect example of when you might want to spend a bit more on trendy items rather than going and buying the bargain basement knock-off instead.