The Psychology of Clothes Shopping for the Unfashionable Woman9:00 AM
I don't know about you, but the problem isn't dragging myself off the couch, into the car, and into the Goodwill parking lot. That's tough, I'll admit...but the real battle begins as soon as I walk inside.
I come in with a game plan: skinny jeans. A pair of nice skinny jeans like my head RA and my roomie and every college girl everywhere wears with their Toms and hipster sweaters. It takes me a couple years, but eventually, I catch on to modern clothing trends. I'm still wearing high-waisted jeans, but I'm learning. I'm getting there.
Skinny jeans. Not the kind that squeeze every curve into plain view. Not the kind that makes me look like I'm entering middle school. Not trendy, not sexy, just collegiate. I don't have Toms or hipster sweaters, but maybe in a couple of years I will. And I'll need a pair of nice, collegiate skinny jeans to go with them.
In the few years I've been clothes shopping on my own, I learned a couple of rules:
- If you love something, don't ask your sister's opinion on it.
- If you're uncomfortable wearing it, don't buy it.
- If it doesn't fit you perfectly, for the love of closet space and all other things good, don't buy it.
|Just because it's in Goodwill for $4.99 doesn't mean you should buy it. Case in point.|
|Scottie dog turtleneck -- not impressive|
|Apparently reds -- particularly Marsala -- are the newest color trend?|