Invest in Classics

I like to use the "would a French girl wear this?" test on my purchases.  Typically, if the answer is yes, I know I won't be unhappy with what I've bought a year from now.  I try to avoid most trends. Invest in quality, and buy timeless pieces.  You will not regret it.  And then shop the closet!


Buy Secondhand

Vintage is the best! You can build a wardrobe of lovely pieces without adding anything new to the "demand" side of the equation. The bonus is that secondhand items are typically much less expensive than new ones. As a petite girl, I appreciate this since I often need to have my clothes altered by a tailor. 


Know Your Brands

Plenty of stylish labels are making ethical choices, and I recommend supporting them. Please see this post for a few of my favorites.