Liz-215Are you someone who, in a given store, gets sucked in, tractor beam style, to the most novel item? The shoes with flowers, the bag in an outrageous color, the top with so much going on… Only to get home and never seem to find anything to wear it with?

Statement pieces that look amazing and unique in the store are notoriously hard to incorporate into your daily outfits because they are often just.too.much. The success of an outfit depends, not on one item, but on how everything works together, both in collaboration and contrast. When you introduce something loud into that mix, it throws off the balance; It’s no longer about the outfit, it’s about that particular item.

To avoid this predicament, promise that you’ll only buy it if you can mentally pair it with at least 3 different outfits.