Three Worst Clothing Splurges We All Make
70 percent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30 percent should be icing and fluff - that's colour, pattern, shine, accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can't figure out why they can't get dressed. - Michael Kors
I adore Michael Kors...and totally agree with him on this. When we are out shopping for clothes, we don't want to shop for the regular stuff, the stuff we need, the "good for you" parts of the wardrobe. Nope, we get drawn to the shiny, sugary, trendy things that aren't as good for our closets, especially in large quantities.
To combat this, when we do have a chance to shop for ourselves and indulge a bit, we need to rethink it, redo what convos we have with ourselves as we are looking in that oh-so-not-flattering, three-way mirror in the dressing room.
When you find yourself talking to yourself about any of the following, a large blinking red alert should go off in your brain:
-- This would be great when I lose those five last pounds. Never buy something if you have to lose weight for it. Ever. Buy clothes for the body you have now at this very moment.
-- If I take it to the tailor, and she takes it in here and here and adjusts the straps and the sleeves, it will be perfect. Um, if you have to redesign the whole dress, it isn't the dress you should buy. Put it back. Now, of course, hemming and maybe tucking the underarm area is one thing, but five more alterations? Methinks that is a huge added cost to a dress. You can find another dress you like just as much and not have to pay extra.
-- I love this shirt. I'll just have to get a pair of pants and shoes to go with it. If an item doesn't work with with at least one or two things you already have, it isn't worth it. It will hang there in that closet totally unworn.
What hangs in your closet that you never wear?