I was recently at H&M with a client when a man there was trying on a pair of jeans. He was unsure about the color, fit, or style, but he was sure about the price. "They're only 20 bucks he repeated a few times." He asked me what I thought of his great find. Unfortunately, the fit of the oversized skinny jeans made his minimal rear end completely disappear, the color wasn't wonderful and as for his personal style…. well I couldn't get past how terrible the fit was. His friend even came in and said, "Dude, you have a weird butt!" After asking my opinion again, I suggested pants with a pocket flap that visually fill out his lower half and balance the top half. "But they're only 20 bucks!" he said again. Have you ever been caught up in the "they're only 20 bucks" syndrome? In the end, it doesn't matter how great a deal the item was, if it doesn't look good on you, it will end up costing you valuable real estate in your closet and will likely contribute towards a closet full of confusion. Without having a plan, many will go out and buy single items because they are inexpensive, but these purchases cost them in the end. No matter how inexpensive the pants are, if you never wear them, you paid too much! That’s not economical. The solution is to begin shopping with a plan, a defined Cluster Plan.
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Image consultant and personal stylist. Dani is happily married, the mother of 3 charming children, and an Aussie named Josie Wales.