I also like the concept of trying to imagine a potential purchase as being part of a larger “family” of items that might make it into your wardrobe. Yes, you really like the earrings, but do you want the ENTIRE grouping to be in your closet? Maybe best not let the rogue into the house, lest he bring the entire tribe along…
Oooh, I am often asked this, and it’s a great question. It’s important to have a personal style “mantra” or touchstone of adjectives that help you determine when a purchase might be outside of your realm. And a wee collage of things that inspire you wouldn’t be the worst idea either.
This is an exercise in Choosing a Scarf: A Black and White Hermes
This was a post about Choosing a Scarf – Hermes, in black
The subject for this post was Choosing a Scarf: A Bright Summer Accent
And this was an exercise in choosing between Three Green Scarves, Three Color Schemes.
Remember that the things that you buy are going to become part of a greater whole that is your wardrobe, and will be used every day to show your personal style. If you can’t envision something fitting in right from the start, maybe you need to look further. And once you’ve chosen a few things, and rejected a LOT of things, your style is becoming more clearly defined. With each decision, your taste and preferences become clearer…