If you’ve made purchases based on what the “experts”, fashionistas and celebrities have said to buy or have been seen wearing, you’re not alone. We all do it! It only becomes a problem when you start shopping for items that don’t fit your lifestyle, personality or ultimate goal.
For example, one of my clients, who is on a strict budget, in her 40’s, has 3 kids and has simple, yet classy taste, bought a faux-leather black circle skirt based on a Youtube video from her favorite fashion expert. She stated she couldn’t find anything to wear with it and didn’t feel comfortable in it. The skirt was bought because it was a “must have for fall” but it was a waste. The skirt was never worn and it didn’t go with anything else in her closet. Sure, it was only $119.00 but making this mistake over and over again can add up.
I watched the video and pointed out to her that this “expert” didn’t have the same body-type as her, was 10 years younger and had a different lifestyle(no kids, different climate, job, and style personality). A textured wool black pencil skirt would of been a better option. Asking yourself a few questions before you buy will help you save money, time and the stress of getting dressed.
3 questions to ask before you make your next purchase:
- Does this item match my personality?
- Is it age appropriate?
- Does the piece go with at least 4 items already in my closet?