New Year’s style resolution #4 – elevate, not expand my wardrobe!
It’s hard to refrain from my shopaholic ways — a sale, a must-have sweater, another pair of black boots — every item I love somehow feels like something I need and ends up in my closet. But since my first resolution of the year was to thin out some items, going on a spending spree wouldn’t help a bit. On the other hand, it would be naive to think that I won’t buy anything, so some guidelines are going in place that you might find helpful also:
- Only buy something if you love it and can envision a number of options and events for wearing. If you’re on the fence, put it down.
- Never buy something on sale that you wouldn’t pay full price for. I actually heard Tim Gunn say something along this line once, and it really resonated with me. If the only reason you’re buying something is because it’s on sale, that’s not a good reason.
- Buy for the long-term. It’s so easy to grab up several items at Target — they’re fun, trendy and not a huge expense. But think about the long term, cost-per-wear of the item and make it a part of your wardrobe.
So this year I’m thinking luxe fabrics and classic styles to elevate my wardrobe: