02/11/10
Amy

(Just for Mom) Maximum Impact Clothing


I made an interesting self-discovery recently – I spend most of my clothing money on the wrong items! In the past, most of my money has been put towards shirts and sweaters. It is relatively easy for me to find ones that I like and feel good in without spending too much money. In contrast, I find jean-shopping, shoe-shopping, and coat-shopping to be much more time-consuming, overwhelming, and not as exciting.  The result is that I have a closet full of shirts and sweaters that I really love, but I get frustrated when I try to match them with jeans I don’t feel good in, a 10 year old coat, and jogging shoes. feb8

Yet if you think about it, I actually wear those despised items more than any shirt. And in the winter time, that 10 year old coat is what constantly covers the sweater I was so excited about.

So in light of this recent self-discovery, I have changed the way I look at clothes shopping. I now try to focus on purchasing foundational clothing items such as jeans, shoes, and coats, that I love and feel confident in and use those as the building blocks for my wardrobe. The accumulation of those items is a gradual process, but I have already been amazed at the difference it has made.

So what clothing items in your closet frequently put a damper on your otherwise chic ensemble? What clothes do you wear the most but don’t feel good in? That is where you can make the maximum impact on your wardrobe and your confidence.

One comment on “(Just for Mom) Maximum Impact Clothing

  1. mommaruth on said:

    I hear you! my wardrobe has really been through it. B/t pregnancy, post pregnancy, nursing… yikes. I purged my closet, and am left with only a few things that a really feel good it.
    Currently I’m looking for a pair of boots. Maybe some cheap skinny jeans. Also you are right about the coat! I’ve thought the same thing!!! I’ve found a bright scarf and a nice handbag really brightens up a coat/wintery look!
    Hugs!

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