You’ve purged and prioritized, considered and contemplated. (Perhaps you’ve even consigned with the Penny Pincher Boutique!). If you’ve completed all those steps and have rid your house of every unwanted, unused piece before purchasing your first wardrobe addition, we’re proud of you! Congratulate yourself on a job well done! By delaying your gratification, we’re sure you’ll be much more likely to thoroughly appreciate and enjoy the final step of this journey toward a more intentional wardrobe: shopping for new pieces!
If you’ve missed the other posts in this series, you really should go back to read them before you continue:
Getting to the Good Part: Planning for a Shopping Spree!
Now before you head out the door, let’s do a little review: as you rebuild your wardrobe, you want to do so with intentionality. None of us needs to waste money or space on items that don’t really serve us, and you especially don’t want to do that after you’ve done all this hard work on purging and evaluating.
Hopefully you have a list of a few specific pieces you plan to purchase, in order to allow you to utilize a few key pieces you were formerly unable to wear. You should also have a personal style guide, along with a limited color palette, that will allow you to pair new purchases with pieces you already have. (After all, you don’t want to create new misfits!) If you still need help creating that list, check out this post. and consider this helpful reminder: “A woman doesn’t need a lot of garments to create a lot of great outfits, she just needs the right mix of garments.” Only you can determine what that “right mix” is that fits your unique needs and preferences.
Creating a Checklist for new Purchases: Establishing the Ground Rules
This isn’t just the plan for a single shopping trip; these are the standards for your new, more intentional, way of shopping. You may want to make a list like this one and keep it in your wallet or as a “Note” on your smartphone or tablet:
- Limited Colors
- Flattering Styles
- Overage items (those you tend to go overboard on)
- Specific pieces (to complement other pieces you already own)
If your wardrobe’s color palette is pretty neutral and you need to add some color but don’t know what direction to go, you may want to read up on warm and cool colors before you decide.
Finding a Partner for Going Forward: Visiting the Penny Pincher Boutique
Perhaps you’ve already acquainted yourself with Westchester County, NY’s premier high-fashion consignment destination, the Penny Pincher Boutique, during the purge stage of your journey. Either way, it’s time to go there, now. The dedicated sales professionals can help you shop from your list and even help you create an in-store “wish list.” Visit their shop at 184 Harris Road in Bedford Hills, New York or visit them online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. You can also find a selection of their items on sale on eBay. They ship throughout the United States.
Images from the Penny Pincher Boutique Instagram page.