I probably use only one out of every 10 items hanging in my closet. I’ve made some disastrous – and expensive – shopping mistakes. I can’t afford to keep making poor choices in selecting clothing. Are there any rules or guidelines to keep in mind for the next time I shop for clothes?
ASK LIFESTYLE ANSWERS:
Yes, I have a few rules.
- 1. Buy only things you LOVE. Liking it and a great sale price don’t equal love.
- 2. Ask yourself, What will I wear this with? Anything and everything are not actual pieces of clothing.
- Where will you wear this? Visualize the occasions of you life that you’d show up in this new piece. Also, anywhere is a location.
If you can’t make a great outfit with the new piece, it’s worthless – so take it back. Oh, my rule for how long to keep something is: IF YOU CAN’T WEAR IT NOW, GET RIDE OF IT! The only value are garments have is when we wear them¦.somewhere. Julie Foley