Repeat Offender: When Good Fit Is Hard To Find, Do You Buy In Multiples?
I think most of us can agree that finding a good fit in an article of clothing is difficult. In a month full of shopping trips…I might come up with one great item of clothing that actually fits, or that is worth the cost of alterations.
So, when I find something that I like, that fits, that’s affordable…I buy in bulk! I’ll get the same sweater in each color…or the same top in a pattern and a solid. I’ll get the exact same jeans in the same wash and size. I even get the same shoes in different colors.
I’ve even gone so far as to consider buying the exact same item, in the same color I already own…just to hide away somewhere in case something happens to the first item I bought. What if the little white cardigan I bought gets all icky from washing it so much, or I get a snag in it? What if I can’t find an appropriate replacement? Wouldn’t it be handy to have another one as a backup? I haven’t done this quite yet…but I’ve gotten close.
It makes my wardrobe a little boring, as I have a rotation of the same items in different colors…but when you can’t find things that fit, you’ve gotta build a wardrobe somehow, right?
Do you buy items in multiples? Do you hoard extras of your favorite items to replace if they get old or ruined?