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9. Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?
i buy the minium of what i can wear. i need more styles and more of it clothing of every kind. i like cotton. big sizes.
I have black, long sleeved skinny tops that I can wear simply or as base for layering other clothes on top. They are very versatile and black looks good on me.
stockings, I love them
Yes, shoes. I have very small feets and if I find the right size very rarely I buy the shoes in as many colours as the shop has in the same size.
I have many pairs of black skinny jeans/pants. I buy them as I like wearing them and have decided they are office appropriate, which is less relevant during COVID.
I often joke that I have the wardrobe for the life I wish I had, someone permanently on vacation in a warm climate in need of countless sundresses, rather than an office worker in Toronto Canada.
Skirts. They are comfortable in hot weather. They can be dressy and they can be casual.
slouchy tshirts, because i feel most like myself and they are comfy
Black clothes because I love the color black, it can be gothic. Skirts are cute and I like the pencil skirt look more, flowy ones look strange.
Leather bags in tan
Totes bucket bags in tan leather
Good quality items
navy blue button down shirts -- because formal clothing tends to last and is in decent condition at the thrift store.
black turtlenecks. i decided once that i look better in them than anything else and never went back. makes me feel like a comfy philosopher. sometimes i buy them in navy.
I keep buying stiped boatneck (Breton) tops, and black boatneck sweaters. There's just not enough boatneck tops/dresses/sweaters out there, so when I come across one, I tend to get it - just in case. Maybe I need to get over that scarcity mindset, but have come to regret not getting certain items over the years. Crew neck just does NOT look as good on me! Of course, that means that I sometimes end up getting things just because they are boatneck, and they aren't really that great for me.
I've realised I probably don't need any more Breton tops, until I wear out the ones I've got... but I find myself looking at the stripey fabrics whenever I go into a thrift (or other) store.
I also have multiple cashmere/yak/pashmina type scarves in black. I'm always looking for the perfect one, and thinking when I find it I can get rid of the rest. They are all different weights and levels of fluffiness, so I haven't been able to minimise them yet...
I have a growing collection of bomber jackets. I like wearing layers. Ever since I started buying bomber jackets I noticed that the designs I find on them seem more interesting than the designs of any other article of clothing there is, although I'm sure that's just my bias.
PRINTS! I definitely have a soft spot for any clothing item with prints (mostly floral). I barely have any clothing item with a plain colour.
I guess that's because prints can fit anywhere for me. My way of dressing up keeps changing based on my mood. But I know a technique (I would rather call this some kind of talent haha) to be able to fit in printed cloth items into any kind of fashion wear such as in sports wear, chic wear etc.
Denim, denim, denim. It has gotten more beautiful and more sustainably created than ever before.
I have multiples of the same aerie bra, which is kind of crazy. They have this 'real me' unlined bra that I have probably 8 of. It's my favorite bra and I wear it every day. It's so comfortable, and it gives me natural shape. I have become really anti-padding in my bras over the past decade. I'm terrified that they are discontinuing it and I might order a bunch more right now.
I have a black turtleneck and a green one. They are great and go with everything. I love turtlenecks.
Because I never got tired of shopping specially clothes
I bought a shirt again after I lost it because I liked it so much but I do not have any duplicate clothing.
Yes, basic items like tees and leggings. I keep buying them because they go with everything and are worn a lot
I have a lot of mom jeans in different colors. I like how comfortable they are and they make the outfit seem more retro, which is my current style.
I've mostly quit wearing bras, so I have an absolute TON of black camisoles and black thongs for my base layer. I've read that millennial women are driving lingerie retailers out of business with our preference for soft bralettes and such. I'm not remotely busty and it took me 30 years to realize I didn't need a "good bra."
I collect ankle booties with a block heel and real clogs.
I like wearing bold pants, so I've got an absolute ton of simple black tees and sweaters for pairing.
Finally, I'm amassing quite a collection of statement jackets--camo jackets, windbreakers, moto jackets. I couldn't be happier about that!
If I buy something that fits well I will always buy it in multiple, because I have a disproportionately small waist and finding something that fits well is a blessing.
I can only think of my underwear. I have several identical pants - same Colour, same cut.
I have one dress that I have twice in a different print because the dress fits me perfectly and it's by my favourite local maker and it makes me feel amazing so now I can wear it both in black and green gingham depending on how I feel.
I have the same 'crop' top in 3 different colurs and if it were still in stock I would buy more colours because I just love the way they look, fit and feel.
I have multiple long-sleeved slightly ribbed jersey tops from River Island. They are incredibly soft and fantastic for layering. I wear them so much throughout the year that they get worn through fairly quickly, which is why I have back-ups. They're also pretty affordable and come in some nice basic colours.
mod o doc cotton long sleeve tees. own about 25. wear one almost every day
No, but I wish I did when things wear out. I have a lot of certain things, like sweaters.
Yes i cant live without skirts of a certain look and length. I cant get to many of them lol.
I keep buying overalls because I hope that I'll look less like a farmer one day.
black leather coats. I feel like I havent found the right one.. I keep trying. They are always second hand and oversize and from the 90s.
YES haha! I have reverted back to my inner childhood girl and I have a handful of white Hanes bikini undies and a handful of black Amazon bikini undies, in other words granny panties but I feel so comfortable and so beautiful in them. I feel natural and free and simple. I seem to feel in a way like Cameron Diaz in Charles Angels when she is dancing to music in her boy undies. I am learning to own up to how I feel beautiful and not how the pressure from "society" (goodness I hate that word) makes me feel like I should feel beautiful aka undies made from lace and some weird a** materials. Cotton granny panties all the way baby.
Jeans. Black, blue, faded, ripped, tomboy cut. Its ridiculous. I keep buying because I feel like each piece tells a different story when paired with another piece.