The Space Between My Peers: When to Compromise

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

When to Compromise

Sometimes a deal just seems too good to pass up. Since we are right smack in the middle of one of the best clearance periods of the year, I offer the following sanity-saving tips.

When to compromise:

  • Compromise on color, as long as it looks good on you.
  • Compromise on fabric, in an item that is difficult for you to find.
  • Compromise on fit, but only by buying a little bigger.
  • Consider buying something with a minor defect, if you have the time and skills to fix it. Don't be afraid to ask for a little bit more off the price.

When not to compromise:

  • If the estimated cost-per-wear will still exceed your needs. Be honest, how much will you really wear the item?
  • If it causes you to violate Rule #1, the face as focal point.
  • If it causes you to violate Rule #2, dress so you feel like yourself.
  • If it ruins your silhouette or can't be made to work with either of your balance points.

No matter how good a deal you may think you are getting, nobody is paying you to take anything home. It's only a great deal if it works for you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is useful for those of us just getting used to 'scientific dressing.'

8:35 PM  

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