One of the pieces of fashion advice I give all the time as a personal stylist: buy less, choose better.
You might have heard it before. In fact, it’s become a kind of motto being thrown around on this here internet—but there’s a big component this concise minimalist mantra leaves out: what does choosing better actuallymean?
Fashion industry members use it to mean spending more money—buy less, choose more luxury pieces.
But to me that doesn’t add up. A piece that is made “better” doesn’t necessarily make it a “better” choice for you.
A better choice is one that you love. One that is aligned with the lifestyle you live, the story you want to tell, and—here’s the kicker—the budget you have.
In other words, “choosing better” looks like an easier time getting dressed everyday, more clarity in your style, and less financial and shopping stress.
But when we get to the store, it’s really hard to know if a piece will do all those things for us—if it will be a good choice.
So, I came up with a method. A method for how we can actually choose better.
And today I’m sharing it with you, so that this fall you can choose better.
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