Use half for quality basics, and half for impulse buys that will brighten your wardrobe (a belt, a bag, costume jewelry). Even on an average buduget, there are plenty of ways to achieve a great look—you’ll find you need less than you think. A few really good sweaters, jackets, and coats will be far better: quality not quantity. Know how to eliminate non-essentials; saying to yourself “I’ll keep this to wear when I’m painting the house,” never works! Learn how to give things away; there are all too many people in need, and plenty of organizations to help them. One thing’s for sure: a well-organized closet with a few choice pieces is the best way to start the day. "
Split Your Budget Into Two — Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange