What to Ask Yourself Before Adding to Your Closet
A Minimal Approach to Shopping
All right guys, today I’m sharing with you 6 questions you should ask yourself before adding something to your wardrobe. Let’s do it:
1. Does it fit in your budget?
The first thing that you should ask yourself before even bringing an item into the change room is: does this fit into my budget? If it doesn’t then don’t even bother trying it on because you don’t want to fall in love with it and be disappointed you can’t purchase it or break the bank purchasing it anyway.
2. Do I have something similar?
This step is also very important! We tend to be drawn to a certain style of items, but there’s no point to add something similar to your closet because then you’re going to be lacking variety. Add things to your closet that you can create new looks with and avoid buying the same things over and over again.
3. Is it a comfortable fit and nice fabric?
If the item is not comfortable right from the start then it won’t ever be comfortable and you’re not going to reach for it if it’s hanging in your closet. Make sure you feel 100% comfortable in the item before making a purchase. Also make sure to assess the fabric – is it going to irritate you? Is it going to pill, wrinkle, or wear easily? Be sure to check the wash recommendations too, so you can see if it’s something that you can manage or commit to!
4. Will it fit in with my current wardrobe?
Will this piece go seamlessly into your wardrobe or are you going to have to purchase additional items to go with it? You should be able to mentally put together a couple of outfits in your mind before you purchase the item, and if you can’t do that then maybe it’s not the right fit for your wardrobe.
5. Does it suit your lifestyle and style?
I just did a post about whether your wardrobe fits your lifestyle or not, and this is definitely an important thing to ask yourself before you pick up a new piece. Are you going to get good use out of this item and is it something that you can wear often and get good use out of.
6. Do you LOVE it?
This sounds silly but it’s important. I used to shop aimlessly and just pick things up because I felt like it or because I thought I could make them work. If you’re not 110% in love with the item in the change room then you probably don’t need it. If you have any doubts in your mind what so ever then just leave it behind. You should LOVE the things you’re adding to your closet.