I took a long pause as I was reviewing the contents of my cart during a recent online shopping excursion. I don’t know how I got off track, but the pieces I selected were not really me. They were styles I admire on others, but when I tried to picture myself wearing them, not so much.
It reminded me of a recent quote in Grazia from Carine Roitfeld – a style icon whose fashion choices are narrowed down to what makes her feel at ease in her own skin.
‘I don’t have a huge wardrobe. I have 10 skirts like this,’ she says. ‘I stick to my style. I would look stupid in another.’
And that’s it. Knowing what works best for me and what I’m most comfortable wearing should always lead any potential purchase. Sounds obvious, but a good reminder none the less.