We all have fashion purchases we regret making. There’s likely an ill-fitting pair of jeans or an outdated blouse currently hanging in all of our closets, untouched from the day they left the store. It’s OK—we all fall victim to overzealous shopping sprees we like to call retail therapy.
Despite the obvious disadvantages of buying items we don’t love, lessons are to be learned from these purchases, which in turn establish the very foundation for the shopping habits we live by. For one Vogue editor, investing in staple pieces like Roger Vivier’s timeless satin mules proves worthy of creating a wardrobe with longevity, while another embraces mindful methods of shopping by focusing on the quality of the products filling her closet. Vogue Features and Commerce Editor Lilah Ramzi’s love for mid-century fashion lends to two personal rules to avoid second thought purchases—shopping vintage and waist-accentuating pieces.
As we all grow