Sunja Link dress (made in Canada!!) – gift from Seven Sisters to review, more details later!!
Something random for your weekend, while you either are, or are not shopping all the Memorial Day sales:
Reader Jeanette asked on the Shopbop sale post:
So I just had a baby bout 3 weeks ago and I’m very excited to start building a minimalist, more sustainable wardrobe now that I can ditch the maternity clothes! I was really excited about the Shopbop sale because I thought this would be a good place to start. The problem is, I am totally overwhelmed by Shopbop! There is so much to look at! I found Garmentory to be similarly intimidating. Any tips for someone new to this world of higher-quality clothing? Do you tend to sort by specific designers on these sites? I’m worried I’m going to become paralyzed by indecision and never buy anything.
It’s SUCH a good question, and probably deserves it’s own post/examination of how to build a wardrobe from scratch, but I wanted to also open it up to you, readers, maybe you have some strategies you’ve employed in the past that would help? How have you approached meeting a wardrobe goal without getting overwhelmed? How do you navigate large, multi-designer sites efficiently?
I personally appreciate that both on Shopbop and Garmentory, you can “heart” your favorite items and keep them in a section to return to, shop from, and easily see when they go on sale. I’m a weirdo though, and visit Shopbop every morning at about 6:30 (after they’ve uploaded their new arrivals) while I’m drinking my coffee, adding anything I find interesting to my hearts section, so I always have a running tally. I do that every couple of days at Garmentory.
If you’re just starting from scratch though, and aren’t familiar with the designers on both sites, I think it’s worth it to spend some time looking through and just adding anything that catches your eye to your “hearts” section, or bookmarking it, or if you use Pinterest, pinning it to a board. Once you start to see some coherence and you can recognize more easily the things you love, it’ll all be a little less intimidating.
I understand feeling that way though! I get that way in unfamiliar stores or large department stores, which is why now I make a beeline straight to designers I like and I always look for the more “neutral” sections LOL It will take time to get to know what works on your body and for your lifestyle though, so be patient. Shopping for a new wardrobe should be fun, most of all. Not intimidating !!
Now, readers, what have you found to help with this? How do you discover new designers? And what strategies have helped you narrow down your personal style?