May 2nd, 2010

Multiples

Do I really need three?

Recently I wrote a post on lending and I realized that one of the reasons I am willing to lend or give away my clothes and accessories is that I frequently buy more than one of something. This is especially true of shoes. Often when I find the perfect shoe I will buy more than one pair, and to the surprise of many, in the same color!

I have this fear of wearing something out and then not being able to replace it. I also know that I tend to wear the same things for years and want the security of having a second pair when and if the time comes to throw out the first. The reality is, I rarely wear out the first pair.

My teenager has benefitted from my duplicate compulsion and I must say there is comfort in knowing that when she borrows something and it is worn with reckless abandon or doesn’t come home at all, I still have another one tucked away.

When a piece is well past it’s prime, it is demoted to rainwear like the bag in the upper right.

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  • […] am always on the lookout for a few specific things and when I find one I often buy it in multiples. Grey henleys top my search list (brown sandals are second) and I never feel I own enough. In an […]

    In Search of The Perfect Grey Henley | Keep It ChicNovember 3rd, 2010  6:35 AM

     
  • I am exactly the opposite of you. When I am shopping, I try desperately not to buy another copy of what is already in my closet. For example, I own one black Chanel bag, and if something were to happen to it, I would replace it as needed. Multiples make my closet feel cluttered and bother my conscience.

    Tori MordecaiAugust 8th, 2012  9:45 AM

     

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Elle Fanning
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