We’ve all done it. You pick up a shirt and swear to yourself that this will be your new go to piece. Two weeks later it’s still cold in the closet. You’re also starting to regret the $150 you spent on those fringe booties that were going to inspire you to live that festival life. Instead, you realize you go to one festival per year and the rest of your life is spent binge watching Netflix, regardless of what your instagram account says. Let us help you keep key style pieces and weed out the festival gear.
Is this for your life or the life you want to live?
We all have ambitions and there’s nothing wrong with pursuing them, but are they realistic? Will you really be toting your toddler to every National Park a la Morgan Brechler? Or will those Buffs just sit in your closet for the next five years. Shoot for something more realistic. Instead of outdoor specific accessories, think rugged trail shorts for weekend hikes that can also be used for netflix viewing.
Is it age appropriate?
Yes, flower crowns are awesome, but are they awesome for you? Stick to pieces that reflect your age and lifestyle for more longevity. It’s fun to buy trendy pieces every now and then as long as you’re ok knowing they probably won’t get a ton of wear.
Don’t spend a ton
Fashion is the way we present ourselves to the world and there’s nothing wrong with buying something that inspires you. If you’re going to go out on a limb and you’re not completely sure how you’re going to make it work, don’t spend a fortune. It’s easy to get sucked into the fantasy of a lux piece, but let’s keep a level head about that Chanel sailor cap.
Find a balance between fun and practical when it comes to wardrobe. Sure, buy those pink boots but also have your LBD on hand.