Have you ever come home from a shopping trip not totally confident that you bought the right thing? No matter how smart you shop, occasionally you’ll purchase something that gives you a twinge of buyer’s remorse. Stop feeling guilty and use these easy steps to determine if your item needs to stay or go.
Set up a NEW section of your closet. For two weeks, keep your new purchases together in a section of your closet before hanging them with the rest of your wardrobe. By doing so you can easily monitor if an item has been worn or needs to be reevaluated and possibly returned to the store. This keeps new items from getting lost in the closet shuffle only to be found months later with the tags still on.
Create the outfit(s) you planned. If you plan to wear a new purchase with specific items from your closet try them on immediately when you get home. Does the outfit work as you had planned? If not, search your closet for other options. If you come up empty handed either add the missing piece to your shopping need list or return the new item to the store.
Calculate the items cost per wear. Divide the cost of the item by the number of times you think it can be worn to determine the cost per wear. An items cost per wear will help you determine whether or not something is a good wardrobe investment for you.