If you’re anything like us, occasionally you’re struck with a random “need” to shop. It’s not to find a specific item for an event or to fill a wardrobe gap; it’s just a random desire for a little retail thrill. Usually these sartorial urges are fulfilled with a fast-fashion find that seems cute at the time and brings you a small spike of post-shopping satisfaction. No harm done, right? Well, we’ve found that an accumulation of these types of purchases results in a rather dissatisfying closet. You’ve consistently spent money on clothing, but your wardrobe is a random collection of lower-quality items that don’t necessarily feel cohesive or even seem to represent your personal style. What’s a girl to do? We found one pre-purchase trick that can help you put any potential expense in perspective and enable you to make wiser choices for a thoughtful, more curated wardrobe.
Scroll down to see what the trick is and to shop some of our latest finds that we think you’ll love for a long time.
When doing research for our story on the five-piece French wardrobe, we discovered this strategy on a French wardrobe philosophies Reddit thread and found it compelling enough to share. Recently we even used the strategy when out shopping ourselves: Am I going to want this cheap going-out top in a few years, or would a quality trench coat be a better purchase? Ask yourself this question often; we think it will help you keep in mind what you want your ideal future wardrobe to look like. What do you think of this shopping tactic? Will you use it?
Reformation Slim Jeans ($138)
Would you try any of these looks? Let us know in the comments!
La Garçonne Modern Drafting Trench Coat ($995)