So, I was looking through my Pinterest board, 'I Die' and I realized that a lot of the outfits I pinned weren't so high fashion. (Maybe I should rename my board) In fact, a lot of what I had pinned was actually achievable.
Here's my problem: When I shop, I buy pieces, and don't think about what I'll wear them with. I don't put outfits together and then end up just wearing the same old things.
I always covet the way my friends put together outfits, mixing and matching pieces and creating different looks. On the contrast, I have some really great pieces that never get worn because they don't match anything. I need to amend how I shop.
My solution: I figured out what in my 'I Die' board I would need to create a good mix of outfits for fall. Things that I could mix and match and use in multiple ways. Things that would compliment some of the things I already have. Then, taking it one step further, I set a budget for each item. A maximum amount that I would be willing to spend.
Here's my list:
Cognac Flats- budget $30
Chambray Shirt - budget $30
White looser-fitting layering tee - budget $15
Longer Cardigan medium thickness - budget $30
Statement Multi-Colored beaded necklace (with some plum in it) - budget $20
Shorter Trench coat - budget $50
Straight leg Navy blue cords - budget $50
nicer layering top with button sleeves - budget $20
Cognac purse - budget $30
And if I stay on my budget, I'll spend $275 total!
This has made shopping more fun and has kept me searching for the versitile pieces that I need.
I've found 3 pieces so far, and stayed under budget. I've found a few of the others, but have been over my budget. So, I'll just keep them in mind and keep my ears open for a sale!
Do you think it's do-able? What do you think of my strategy?