A new purchase should work on three levels. As an item it must satisfy your lifestyle needs, style goals, and sartorial preferences. It should integrate into at least one fab outfit so that you know how to wear it. And it should form part of a wardrobe capsule.
Ideally each new purchase would offer many styling possibilities within your wardrobe, but this isn’t a prerequisite. It’s fine to bring home an item with the intention of purchasing more to wear with it over time. Wardrobe capsules make this easier.
Informed purchase decisions create a fab, functional, honest wardrobe that’s easier to manage. Think through the item, outfits and capsules before you commit to a purchase. You will prevent closet orphans and enjoy everything you buy to its fullest.