I will never, ever, tell you how much money to spend on anything – that’s for you and you alone to decide. I will, with a clear conscience, suggest that you try to avoid clothing made in terrible working conditions. I will also strongly encourage you to at least walk through the poshest part of any store or mall, and look seriously at the merchandise. Ask questions. The staff there are justifiably proud of what they sell, and will show you what goes into quality construction if you politely ask. And I will encourage you then to buy fewer items, and buy the very best that you can afford, and to then cherish it and wear it to bits.
But money does NOT equal good taste, nor style, nor elegance. We all know that….