#5 Buy Less. Choose Well. Make It Last

Posted: Apr 05 2016

"In 1930, the average American woman owned nine outfits. Today, that figure is 30 outfits — one for every day of the month," writes Emma Johnson in her article, "The Real Cost Of Your Shopping" for Forbes.com.

 

 

When I was growing up, I didn't have a ton of clothes, but I also didn't like looking like I didn't have a ton of clothes. I became good at mixing and matching, and figuring out different ways to pair garments and create outfits so it looked like I had an extensive wardrobe. I carry that philosophy with me today and advocate for minimalist dressing. I also love the idea of creating a "uniform" consisting of styles and shapes that can be worn again and again. This idea of minimalism or utilitarianism is among the many reasons that I love the designs from Miranda Bennett Studio. Her simple silhouettes can transition from season to season and are all-occasion appropriate. I recently had a customer say about the Tempest Dress, that she wears it on a weekly basis and that she loved it so much she needed in another color.

While this particular style might not be for everyone, commit to minimizing your wardrobe waste through investing in timeless seasonless pieces in neutral palettes. As Vivienne Westwood suggests, "Buy less, choose well, make it last."


 

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