A few years ago I implemented a
strict one-in, one-out policy for clothes-buying. It was successful, but I constantly wish I would pare down more: I have a few pieces I love, love, love, and I wear them ALL THE TIME. Why bother keeping the rest? Because I might, maybe, possibly want to wear them one random time. Psychologically, I’m working on this.
Practically, I am both focusing on buying secondhand (Poshmark—some stuff even has tags! like yoga pants) and buying less but better. Meaning modern luxury stuff has to sit on my Wants list for awhile before I take the leap of purchasing it—real celebs probably don’t have to make this distinction, but faux celebs like me do. Of course, I couldn’t resist some J. Crew Italian leather ballet flats on sale—my first pair was robin’s egg-blue secondhand on ThredUp (similar to Poshmark but you don’t sell your own stuff, just sell it to them) and are the most comfortable flats I have ever owned. Perfect shape, perfect support, very durable. So when they went on sale for $54, I felt good about buying a second, neutral pair.