Deciding To Buy A Cold Shoulder Top
Hello, Hello and Happy Monday! Do you ever have trouble deciding whether or not to buy a "trendy" piece of clothing? After all, trends come and go and we don't want to waste our hard earned money on a piece of clothing that will eventually go out of style, right?
I've had that dilemma for awhile trying to decide whether I should pay money for a cold shoulder top or not. These tops have actually been on trend for quite a while now and I still had not bought one. At first, I wasn't sure I liked them. But then, I discovered that I liked the ones that had wider straps and just a little opening. Maybe I should call the ones I like "chilly shoulders" instead of cold shoulders! This top fit the bill on both of those counts and what really sold me on this top was the beautiful material and feminine ruffles!
This is the kind of top that can be dressed up or down depending on what you pair it with. I chose jeans and sandals but added a pearl necklace and pearl drop earrings as accent pieces. The ruffles actually act as accessories so I could have gone without a necklace. Which way would you prefer--with or without the necklace?
I did some retail therapy shopping Friday evening and found this awesome pair of Clark's sandals. They fit like a dream and are actually called "cloudsteppers" because they have such a soft foot bed. I have a pair of eurosoft sandals that I taught in for years and they have reached a point where I just don't feel they can be worn more. These Clark's will make a nice replacement.
The final reason that made it "OK" in my mind to buy this trendy top is that the price was very reasonable. I found this top at Target on the clearance rack and it cost between $10-$12 dollars. I can handle that for a top that I know will eventually go out of style. I hope it doesn't go out of style too soon, though, because it is really comfortable and oohh the pretty materials and ruffles!
So, the bottom line for me when it comes to buying trendy items is I only buy something that I truly like and know I will wear. And, I like to pay the most economical price for it I can. I don't buy something just because it is "in style." And, likewise, I'll keep wearing it for awhile if I like it. Even if it is still not in style. Case in point, I wore hose to church this morning because I thought my legs would be chilly without anything on them. And it is rare to see women wearing hose nowadays. I'm such a rebel aren't I?! How about you? How do you decide whether to buy and wear a trendy item? And do you continue to wear clothing that is not considered to be "in style?"
And, don't be so quick to get rid of those trendy items in your closet when they go out of style. I was watching an old movie the other day from the 1930's and lo and behold one of the actresses was wearing guess what...a cold shoulder top! What goes around comes around, especially when it comes to style!
Hope you'll respond with your thoughts. I love hearing from you!
Until Next Time,