Stop Repeating the Same Purchase

One blouse four colors

As a stylist and personal shopper, I’m in a lot of closets assessing client wardrobes, and I’ve noticed something interesting. Women tend to buy the same pieces of clothing over and over again. Does this sound like you? Take a look in your own closet. Do you have a dozen crisp white long sleeve blouses, or more pairs of jeans than you can count? Well, it’s time to consider a different approach before your friends start thinking you’re wearing the same thing every time they see you!

Every time you repeat the same purchase, or buy clothing very similar to what you already have, you miss the opportunity to spend that money expanding your wardrobe instead of replicating it and adding some nice variety to your closet. A better idea is to spend your wardrobe budget more wisely. So before you go shopping again, take a little time to really see what’s in your closet. Before you reach for another white blouse or yet another pair of jeans on the store rack, stop and ask yourself “is there anything that makes this item special or interesting that differs from anything I already have at home?” If the answer is no, then let it go.

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