After more than 12 months without buying clothes, I finally made my first purchase today. I went shopping this afternoon with an agenda. To buy some replacement t-shirts: a grey marle, white or stripe tee.
The three questions I ask before I buy anything these days are:
- Do I need it?
- Does it go with at least 3 things in my wardrobe?
- Will I wear it 30 times?
The first question was relatively easy. Yes! Last year, I wore two grey and one white slouchy t-shirts, which I had bought previously from a low-end retailer. Over the course of the year, they had stretched horribly out of shape and wouldn’t even sit straight over my shoulders. I couldn’t wait to replace them with better quality pieces.
A colleague suggested I try Jac+Jack, which have some really good quality basics. They were nice but I thought I’d go back to my favourite store, Skin and Threads. To my surprise, when I walked into the store, the sales woman remembered my name after 12 months! I couldn’t believe it. But I suppose that’s what makes excellent customer service – or at least highlights just how often I must have shopped there …
I found my striped tee, made from a soft cotton/modal blend. It was super comfy and was fitted enough to tuck into a skirt and long enough to wear casually over jeans. Perfect!
I have already started putting together some outfits to go with this classic style, wearing it casually over jeans with a red Hermès scarf for a French twist. Its versatility will definitely enable me to wear it with at least three things in my wardrobe.
Will I wear it 30 times? Let’s start counting. It’s certainly not a gimmicky piece and is gorgeous quality. So as long as the fabric doesn’t stretch, I can’t see why not.