I’ve spent a lot of money on fashion. My first job was a holiday job in a fashion store. I was 15 and I blew my entire two-week pay on clothes from that store. I may have purchased a fuchsia ra-ra skirt. (Actually, I still don’t know why I wasn’t asked back – it was seriously a win-win situation for that boutique!).
Now, I’d like to think I’ve (ah hem) matured a little. I’m no longer after the quick fashion fix. I want wardrobe pieces that will go the distance. I want clothes that I love; clothes that work for my body shape and my multiple wardrobe personalities. And I want my clients to change their thinking too.
Less really is more in a wardrobe. If you can open your wardrobe doors, or step into the robe, and see at a glance everything that you own, knowing that it ALL works for you, then getting dressed and looking AMAZING every day is a whole lot easier.
And I only have TWO rules when it comes to shopping for clothes. You have to try it on first and you have to LOVE it. If the love ain’t there in the change room, it ain’t going to be popping up when you get home. It will become one of those “what was I thinking?” purchases that will clutter your wardrobe, its swing tags “winking” at you every time you reach for something to wear.
I’m not alone in this way of thinking. A host of industry experts have these tips and more …
So, want a little help with your fashion budget for this season?
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