Monday, May 30, 2011

1 Important Rule for Avoiding Clothes and Shoe Clutter

pair of shoes

I'm not really into fashion, but I spent quite some time yesterday reading through Closet Visit, where Jeanna Sohn "visits creative, inspiring and stylish ladies' closets."

What caught my attention was this refrain:

Joanna Williams: "Buy what you love. I know that sounds cliché and ridiculous, but don't buy those things that you're pondering over. You'll regret spending the money and wish you would have bought something else."

Jesse Kamm: "Buy what makes you feel great. If it is not a must, leave it on the rack for someone else."

Sunshine C. Fox: "Just because it's inexpensive doesn't always make it a good purchase; buy only the things that make your heart sing."

And, of course, the same "buy what you love" caution can apply to everything we purchase, not just our clothes and shoes.

Related Posts:
Karim Rashid On Shopping, Clutter, and More
The Uncluttered Closet: Keeping Only the Clothes You Love
Carefully Curating What We Own

Photo by SewPixie, licensed under Creative Commons. "I love them," she says.


Lynn said...

This is a good reminder, thank you! I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me right (blasted pear shape), so sometimes I end up settling on something just because it fits, not necessarily because I love it. The item usually ends up just hanging in the closet since I rarely feel like wearing it.

Cynthia Friedlob said...

Cute shoes!

I enjoy "Closet Visit," too, but those gals have quite a lot of variety in their wardrobes. I admire their style, but I need to keep my closet sanity by sticking to a uniform style of dressing. And yet, even using that approach, I still have to be cautious not to buy something just because it's black!

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia, I think the "buy what you love" idea can apply even when using the uniform approach. Not all black pants are created the same!