Do you also suffer from flashbacks to that outfit that you "just had to have" to complete your wardrobe?
I guess the notion is that, as we get older (and hopefully wiser), we gain a better appreciation as to the shapes, colours and fabrics which suit our own body type, personality and skin tone, right?
We are all allowed to have a few near misses in terms of wardrobe disasters, right?
I have so many to recall and some which I am still seeking professional help for!
Feeling confident, finding your feet and understanding how a fabric sits (and what it can hide) are all part of the mix.
I remember when I was about 19 years of age, I saw a pair of Versace Jeans in Rackhams, Birmingham. They were a very bright purple. For some reason, my brain just told me that I needed them. I would wander into the store and stare at them. I would touch the fabric. I tried them on several times. But where would I wear them out? What would I pair them with?
My brain said "no" but my heart said "yes". They were purchased, never to be worn and I don't think they ever left my wardrobe. To me, they were "Versace". Something to be admired, worshipped and respected. They cost a small fortune.
Did I learn from this? Mmmm...not sure. We all have an indulgent fashion story to re-count. What is your biggest fashion faux-pas?
Buster McGee would love to hear your stories!