Adjust Your Timeline

July 15, 2010

If you can’t afford to replace your wardrobe now, that’s fine.

First: simplify.  Cut out the bullshit – you don’t need more, you need better.  Then lengthen your timeline. 

Every few months, buy something simple and great that will last.  This usually means you shouldn’t buy the trendiest, shiniest, most tricked-out item.  This can be tough, but it’s important.

Your goal should be to build a wardrobe over the course of years, not days or months.  This allows you to stretch your budget further, because you’re buying less and you’re affording yourself the opportunity to buy when a great value is available to you, rather than when you are pressuring yourself to fill a closet now.

You win by playing the long game.