The Ones That Got Away: 7 Items We Regret Not Buying


The Style Stalker

There's a common misconception that when it comes to talking about a breakup, we'd only be referring to the tragedy of parting ways with a significant other. But let's get one thing clear: This kind of emotional distress is by no means limited to romantic relationships. All my fellow fashion girls out there know that longing after a certain item from afar, whether it be a dreamy pair of heels or a perfect dress, and then finally letting this beloved garment slip away before you have time to make it yours can be equally as dramatic an experience.

I went through the kind of fashion breakup I'm referring to last summer, and, to be quite honest, I'm still not over it (clearly), which prompted me to write this story and bug my fellow Who What Wear editors to dredge up their fashion breakups, too. But let me backtrack for a moment. If you'll really allow me to use the breakup analogy here, it should probably be revised to something like a long-lost crush who finally stepped just outside of reach. It's not like we were in a relationship with these items (we never owned them), but for as much internet stalking and time that these items spent sitting in our virtual shopping carts not being ordered (and, hello, occupying precious space in our hearts), we feel they should have been ours the entire time.

Well, today we may be reminiscing over these seven things we regret not buying, but we're certainly not going to make the same mistake twice because we have to learn our lesson somehow. Keep reading to see the items causing us sartorial heartache and then shop the pieces we won't be letting out of our sights this time around.

Since you're probably in the mood to shop now, here's what else are editors are buying into.