I normally buy cheap to middle-market clothes because I'm young and not rich. Most of the time I go for very simple, less-than-recognizable pieces... my style is very normal and simple. When I occasionally splurge (four-figure price tag), I tend to go for things that do not align with my normal wardrobe at all! For example, a St. John's coat (more formal/conservative than my normal taste), or a Dolce and Gabbana leopard print body-hugging dress (way too sexy/borderline trashy). I think it's because since I'm spending so much, I want something that is truly special among all my things. Do you do the same? Or are you someone who like to splurge on basics, but buy cheap trendy pieces? I realize the latter is probably the better purchasing philosophy to follow for longevity of the expensive items... but I can't help myself! What do you think?