You need a high level of focus to create a functional, wearable and sustainable wardrobe. Whether you’re shopping for five minutes or a full day, it’s important to have a mental toolbox with your goals, list, budget, and positivity close at hand.
Goals should include both what you do and don’t want to achieve. Building your list with seasonal priorities is best. Make your budget count by deciding upfront where to skimp and spend. Shop with emotion and a positive attitude.
These tools are intuitive for some and more regimented for others. Use them to create a balance between wardrobe discipline and having spontaneous fun with fashion. Shop without them, and you may end up with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.