Guest Posted this at Chic ‘n Cheap Living
Today, I will sharing a few of my personal styling & shopping tips. Running a personal style blog means being under a public scrutiny and detailing every single item you decide to wear. However, if you are smart and efficient about your purchases you can definitely get bang for your buck.
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Organize your closest according to the space and utility. For example, I hang all the tops/blouses/dresses which I wish to wear in the season within my immediate reach. Then I organize types of clothing together (t-shirts, tanks, etc.)
I always, always only buy things if they meet all the following criteria:
· It fits you perfectly today [not tomorrow, not in future but TODAY!]
· You absolutely love it! Have no doubt in your heart about it
· You can see yourself wearing it at least 3 times at 3 different occasions [or what I do is divide the cost of the item by the number of times “I think” I will wear it, e.g. Jeans $100 and I will wear it at least 10 times = $10 per wear = Worth it!]
And just to prove my point below are two collages -
|1. Top - Urban Outfitters|
$26.00 (already worn at least 6 times)
$26 ÷ 6 = $4.33 = Worth it!
|2. Trousers - BCBG|
$100.00 (...so far worn 3 times) $100 ÷ 3 = $33.33 = Kinda worth it! [Don’t you think?]
P.S. This post was written in Sept 2010. I have worn both these items several more times since then!