Truthfully, I can say 99% of the time I am not an impulse shopper.
I find it never works out in anything other than returns for me, most of the time. I plan my wardrobe pieces; the additions and the replacements because, as I have grown wiser with fashion, I know it is best.
It is a practical approach to fashion but I don’t find it boring. I enjoy adapting what’s “in” to what I already have or finding that particular piece that will elevate my style but be true to me.
Shopping on impulse is generally about everything other than shopping. Well, that’s how it has been for me.
Impulse shopping is often about emotions rather than fashion. I think we have all been there; the exception is the red lipstick. A new red lipstick, despite the 20 other perfectly adequate tubes in the bathroom cupboard, is a winner every time.
I need to backtrack and admit to an impulsive purchase.
When I saw Alexa Chung in this Isabel Marant suit I felt it had my name all over it.
I very much like her style and the Prince of Wales double breasted jacket and pants worn with sneakers, a faux wrap and a skinny belt called to me. Okay, I need to swap the wider leg trouser out for a narrower pair because I am not tall enough to do these beauties justice. I won’t categorically promise I will be wearing the belt (depends on my progress with the whirls and twirls) but I do think she looks fabulous and is a great example of ‘classic with a twist’.
The purchase was an impulse because I did not plan on buying a suit although I have been struggling over what to wear to some dressier dates next week. The suit/sneaker style is very much a well-worn favourite of mine so I can explain it away as not entirely unexpected.
It’s the half way measure of impulse buying. (Feminine justification if ever there was?)
I needed to see Alexa Chung’s suit style to kick mine into gear.
Perhaps impulse isn’t all bad. xv
Following An Impulse
not quite the same but don’t refrain, just add the trimmings