Anonymous : How do you delegate what and what not to buy? I love fashion and sometimes it can get a little expensive. At the moment I am lusting over a rugby varsity jacket, Nanette Lepore dress and a vintage leather jacket. I've been criticized for buying expensive pieces of garments or accessories. But, I don't want to buy stuff I do not like.
Here you go anon, my hyperbolic attempt at summarizing my personal shopping manifesto-
- Know thyself
Figure out what looks good on you, and buy a lot of it. Stop buying clothes that don’t fit cuz that is fucking dumb.
- Invest when it counts and your wardrobe will pay dividends in the future
If everything you own is cheap and low quality, you’ll have more wardrobe turnover, forcing you to shop more often.
- Clothes are meant to be lived in.
I’m not saying you can’t live an overdressed lifestyle, but clothes that just sit on a hanger are worthless.
- Fuck trends
I spend way too much time on the internet, so I end up enamored with the most expensive iterations of trendy shit. I try to keep my hypebeast purchases to fast fashion standbys like Zara and H&M.
- Follow your heart
It is okay to fall in love with beautifully impractical things on occasion, just don’t do it too often.
- Shop for your wardrobe, not on a piece by piece basis
Everything you own should work together, it makes getting dressed a billion times easier.