On a recent shopping trip to Talbot’s, I overheard a woman exclaim, “It’s just not speaking to me!” When I glanced up, I realized the woman was referring to a dress.
The dress had nothing to say to her. So she walked away from it.
Clothes shopping can be likened to speed dating. In a short amount of time, you are inundated with a multitude of choices.
If your clothes could talk–what could they say to entice you to buy them?
- “I’m a great COLOR for you.”
- “I’m a such a FLATTERING CUT on you.”
- “I’d be so APPROPRIATE for the event you’re attending.”
- “I’ll COORDINATE with so many other things in your closet.”
- “I will FIT PERFECTLY into the LIFESTYLE you are living TODAY.”
I hate to get all Marie Kondo-ish, (You know, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up), who advises us to keep items only if they bring us JOY. But Marie makes a good point.
Maybe we should listen to our gut and allow it to guide our wallets.
When you purchase garments that ‘really grab you,’ you may find they also coordinate with other pieces you already own. YOU BEGIN TO CREATE YOUR OWN CAPSULE WARDROBE. It’s really as simple as that.
When clothing speaks to you–and begins a conversation with the other garments in your closet–you can ALL have a perfectly wonderful relationship!
Become your own personal shopper. You will make less shopping mistakes if you listen to your instincts and let them guide your purchases.
At some point shopping must become so personal, you might just have to hear the garment calling your name…OR not.
How do you decide which garments you will ultimately purchase? Please let us know by commenting below.
Having a pear shaped body and long legs, I generally buy what fits when it comes to pants and dresses. It is a little easier with separates to find something. Now that I know which colors look best on me, I am more selective in what I buy and that makes shopping a much better experience. Talbot’s generally seems to have the best selection for my Light Bright colors!