As a college student, I try to save money wherever I can. As a fashion lover and shopping addict, this becomes more difficult. The choice between wanting to invest on a splurge item and wanting to save your money can be a difficult decision. A good rule of thumb is to do the math and figure out the cost per wear (cost per wear= $ of the item/ the number of times you will wear it). For example, a purse is $500, but if you estimate you will wear it three days a week for at least four months, it comes out to around $13/per wear (but if it is a high-quality bag it will probably last much longer). In this case, the cost per wear can end up being a better deal than a $50 dress only worn once. It can be easy to get caught up when shopping, but making the process more rational will help to avoid acquiring those items in your closet that go untouched for months or years.