Today&#zero39;s Everyday Fashion: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Statement Piece


If you are accustomed to my weblog then you understand I am ALL about assertion items. Even as I am purchasing for fundamentals I’ll spot one thing neon, ruffled, floral (or all the above) throughout the shop and I am drawn to it like a millennial to a gluten-free artisanal donut. Which leaves me with this predicament: on a restricted finances, how do I slender down which assertion items to purchase? Here are six questions I ask myself:

1. Do I wish to change something about it? I really like the print and match of those shorts, but when I am sincere with myself, I would somewhat the fabric be matte and never shiny.
2. What’s my finances and what else may I purchase? I actually like these shorts, however I in all probability like different assertion objects I am contemplating proper now higher, together with the white pair beneath. (Budgets are dope as a result of they enable you envision the give-and-take of restricted funds.)
three. Do I instantly wish to put on it? If I am not carrying it as quickly because it arrives, then hassle may very well be brewing. (Unless it is tremendous fancy and bought for a particular occasion.) I have never worn these shorts but, regardless of having a number of social engagements they’d’ve labored for. No bueno.
four. Is it snug/does it match? These shorts are one bloated stomach away from not becoming fairly proper, as a result of shiny materials and excessive waist match. Which actually will not make them any simpler to “throw on.”
5. Can I think about carrying it in 10 years? Tastes change as we age and there isn’t any approach to make sure, but when I can not in any respect fathom carrying it in 10 years, then skip. 
6. Can I put on it other ways/for various events? I wish to have a basic thought of 3 ways I may put on it and/or three locations I may put on it. I can consider a number of locations to put on this look, however so far as styling goes… these shorts could also be a one trick pony.

What are your ideas and tips for buying assertion items to your closet? 

Top: H&M, $6 (similarsimilar)
Shorts: H&M, $40 (similar)
Shoes: JustFab, $39 (similar, similar
Earrings: J.Crew Factory, $15
Sunglasses: Foster Grant, $15 (similarsimilar)
Hat: JCPenney c/o, $13 (similarsimilar)
Clutch: Gap, $16 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 6 years in the past. Shoes are four years in the past. Top is 1 yr in the past. Hat was 6 months in the past. Earrings are latest.