If you follow me on Instagram, then you likely recall the Fila Costco outfit I posted a few weeks ago. In part, I posted it in jest because the caption was funny, but the other half was motivated by the need to share my joy about it. Not only had I secured a trendy outfit from Costco, but it was comfortable and I couldn’t stop wearing it. I love a deal, and I don’t discriminate between which stores I shop at. I am as comfortable shopping at Nordstrom and Saks as I am in thrift stores, Ross, and TJ Maxx. A deal is a deal.
Finding the Fila outfit for a steal was particularly rewarding because I didn’t want to spend much on sweats. Fila mania is everywhere, from chunky shoes to the logo sweatshirts, and I’d been itching to partake in the fun.
For transient trends like this one, I like to keep my investment low. Why spend a ton of money on something that come next quarter will not be relevant? Having these guidelines also helps me save for wardrobe pieces that have a longer shelf life and can transition with me from season to season. Does anyone remember when we were growing up and everyone had the jersey sports team dresses? I wanted one so bad and I remember my mom telling me that in a year no one would wear them. She was right, and that lesson remained with me. Don’t splurge on trendy items.
Bringing it back to my Fila outfit, I couldn’t find links for the specific Costco two piece I posted but Nordstrom has some great affordable Fila options, and some really good pieces are 50%. Amazon also has a good Fila selection.
I don’t have many Fendi pieces, but I love the brand. Ever since watching the Netflix documentary on the House and learning some interesting background on the Fendi family I have been hooked. Fun fact from the documentary, the Fendi double FF monogram does not stand for Fendi, but for Fun Fur.
Like Fila, Fendi has also been a prominent player in logomania. Fendi pieces featuring the brands FF logo have been popular lately, but again I didn’t want to splurge just so I could be trendy. Thus, I searched Fashionphile my favorite online source for used luxury handbags and found the Fendi Zucchino mini pochette in red pictured below. I instantly fell in love with her. She was giving me all the 90s vibes! The most impressive part: I purchased her for only $125. Whereas other Fendi vintage items are going for a lot more, Fashionphile still has some great Fendi items at a decent price.
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Fendi X Fila
Fendi introduced the Fila collaboration at Milan Fashion Week last year and launched it in stores this past fall. The collection is still available at Nordstrom and Saks. Items range from that collection are steep and way above my price point for trendy items.
Chunky Shoe Trend
The last items I want to discuss are my sneakers. Admittedly, I have been enjoying the ugly sneaker trend. These types of shoes surprisingly look good with a range of different outfits, but again I didn’t want to pay an exorbitant amount of money on trendy pieces. The shoes I am wearing are from H&M, but similar styles can be found in almost all the fast fashion spots.
In the comments below let me know if you indulge in luxury trendy items or find alternatives?!