bySonu BohraSep 12, 2016 #Snjoutfits 3 Likes
Shopping tips to borrow from your man
Fabric & fit:
No, I don't mean twice a year! Notice your father/husband shopping next time. They pay keen attention to the fit, fabric and comfort...unlike most women, who consider a nip-and-tuck method and justify an ill-fitting garment; and eventually never wear it. Look at the fabric and ask: is it comfortable against your skin? Does it prick, itch or irritate? See the fit; can you sit in it without any discomfort or strain? The fit is the most crucial. Notice the shoulders, the length of the blouse when you sit and bend. These are the main criteria to examine when you shop.
Do the math:
I've often 'invested' in an outfit that's way more than my assigned budget. But then I make sure I can wear that particular outfit in at least three different ways to maximize its use and justify the cost. So if you want to splurge on an LBD from your favourite (but over-budget) designer; then pair it with heels for a party one day, add sneakers and a bomber jacket for a casual movie date or just add your statement necklace with a pair of glittery flats for a fun twist. If you fail to visualise it as at least three different distinctive looks, you may want to rethink your purchase.
This dress was a splurge and definitely more than I would want to pay for an LBD. But the bell sleeves and the fitted silhouette was just perfect for my body type. Can't wait to pair this dress with sneakers or a boyfriend jacket and sandals for a casual sheesha date with my girlfriends.
Dress: Stevie May
Jacket: All Things Mochi
Glares: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Brooch: Vintage Chanel via Vintage Wardrobe
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