I have always been proud of my shopping skills. But lately, I noticed that if you aren't careful, bargain shopping can lead to a large wardrobe of mediocre items. I have always been a quantity over quality girl. I loved the idea of reinventing myself everyday, and I didn't want to commit to buying expensive things that I would feel obligated to wear on repeat. However, lately my thoughts have shifted on that subject. I decided I want to simplify and streamline my wardrobe and I made up my mind to only buy the "best" things I can find, instead of just focusing on low prices and variety. But my fashion ADD makes it difficult to know exactly what the "best" means.
I started my look book last year as an exercise in decision-making skills. The idea was to look through the People Style Watch magazines and Delia's and Alloy catalogs I always have around my house and pick only the things that stood out to me the most. It was like going shopping with no budget restraints. I wanted to see if over time some pattern developed and I could see a clearer picture of who I was fashion-wise and the styles and trends that I would like to own.
I do think my look book has helped a little to make me a more mindful shopper, and it is fun to do, too. So, I thought I'd share this idea and my scans with you.
So, do you keep your own look books or other forms of fashion inspiration?
Do you go for quality or quantity when you shop?