Years ago I read an amazing blog post from someone about how she rated her clothing in her closet and when she was looking to make a purchase. She required any new piece of clothing to rate as a ’10’ on a 1-10 scale, 10 of course being the perfect thing. This was one of the ways she kept her closet from taking over her life and her fashion more sustainable. So, since a 10 is the only number that matters, I thought I would tell you what makes a 10 for me when I am shopping for clothing!
- First, it has to fit the way I like things to fit. Not too tight, but not too baggy.
- It doesn’t dig into my skin anywhere.
- It has to fit into the color scheme of my wardrobe. Black is always ok, but mostly purple, black, red, mustard and some things that compliment those colors.
- I like it to be a natural material — wool, linen, cotton. But that is not a deal breaker, just something I am always looking for. Being one of those materials makes it a 10+
- If I am thrifting, it has to be from a higher quality brand.
- If I am buying something new, I look for sustainable fashion brands that have a wide range of sizes.
What do you look for to tell you that you have found that perfect piece for your closet?