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October 21, 2017

Shopping Mistakes: How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear

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If you claim to have worn every single article of clothing you have ever purchased until you just couldn’t…

Well, I would either assume you were lying or be asking about that magic potion you have that magically convinces you to like everything you buy.

Let’s face it, we’re pretty much all guilty when it comes to buying clothes we never wear…

We all have that shirt in the closet that we paid too much for and haven’t worn it since the day we bought it.

Or, you can think of at least one dress that you thought was going to be a staple in your closet when you tried it on at the mall… You just had to have it…

But, it is somehow still sitting in the back of your closet with the tags on…

And, cobwebs are starting to form on it.

 But, it seems to be a never-ending cycle…

We say we will be more careful before we buy something else, but yet again, we’re giving away that pair of pants we just “had to have” without ever even wearing them.

So, how do you break this never-ending cycle when it seems like a black hole?

Stick to the “meat and potatoes.”

Of course, some of the best fashion advice often comes from the designers of the fabric labels themselves:

 “70 percent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30 percent should be icing and fluff — that’s color, pattern, shine, accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed,” said designer Michael Kors.

Before you go shopping again, take a look at your closet and determine if you have more icing or more meat and potatoes. You are more likely to wear what you buy when it is something you actually need.

Dress for the now.

It is easy to see that big, cozy sweater and want to buy it for when you plan to move back home where it is cold in the winter…

But, fashion doesn’t last that long and the chances that you will no longer like it in a few months are high.

So, dress for the life you live right now. If you are active and it is warm, stick to clothes that fit that climate and lifestyle. You won’t wear something if you never have the opportunity to.

Consider fit and fabric you already have.

Like most people, I have tons of shirts, but I favor about 5 of them – wearing them just about as often as I possibly can.

So, when I go shopping, I should look for more clothes that are similar to that fit or fabric.

This eliminates the issue of, “I have 12 pairs of jeans but I only wear 3.”


Rather than buying the first thing that catches your eye, consider a few things:

What you already have and what you already favor in your closet.

While you do want and need to switch your style up some, you will always have that personal uniform that you hold true to.

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