In my experience, there are two main philosophies of shopping for basics:
- Buy new basics gradually as the old ones wear out.
- Buy new basics in a big batch, typically every 2-3 years.
Just as every woman has a different set of personal wardrobe “basics,” every woman will have a different set of needs when it comes to procuring those basics. But in my experience, neither of these two commonly-implemented basics-buying methods is ideal. Both prompt the occasional conniption fit, complete with hair-tearing and eye-rolling. Why? Because quality, affordable, well-made, perfectly-fitting basics are a lot like fairies: We’re told they exist, we catch occasional glimpses, but they are nearly impossible to FIND. Especially when we’re actively looking for them.
Originally posted 2011-04-05 06:12:11.