Are you generally a good judge of whether what you buy will end up being worn? How do you know?
No, and yes.
I sometimes think I will wear what I buy a lot, or love to wear it, but I am only 75% right.
Where I am wrong, is if I try to step out of my zone and experiment a little, OR keep buying the same thing over and over again rather than trying to buy to fill the true holes in my wardrobe (there aren’t many).
Another reason would be if I am buying the same item (stripes or white shirts or white skirts) over and over again, means my other similar items get less wear.
Sometimes, it’s because I am missing a coordinating piece for it, or it is limited to just ONE outfit and I can’t mix and match other items with it because it looks so wrong.
The only items I guarantee are going to be classics and worn a lot:
- Classic trench coats like the one above
- Manolo Blahnik 3.5″ heels in neutral colours (especially when working)
- If it’s comfortable and not fussy, I won’t need to adjust or move anything
I can guarantee what wouldn’t be worn a lot:
- Anything itchy, even the SLIGHTEST itch makes me very annoyed
- Anything too tight
- Anything too short, I hate tugging down tops or yanking up pants
- Anything hugging my ribs and my shoulders to constrict them in any way
- Anything in terrible colours that are unflattering like neons
But even with those rules above, things like these wild vintage book print trenches would probably end up being a staple in my wardrobe even though the belts are patent leather and looked so cheap to me.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey