On a practical level, how do you buy what you love?
Here are a few strategies you can follow:
1. Buy pieces which are classic in terms of style and fit. In this way, you can wear the clothing or accessories for years. Also, focus on your favorite colors and stay away from too trendy items.
2. Take a long term view with an eye towards building a wardrobe. That may mean that given your budget, you may only be able to add 3 or 2 (or maybe only one!) piece per season. This can be frustrating in the short term, but in the long term you will build a wardrobe you can wear for years.
3. Know where to spend your money. I wouldn’t spend a lot of money on every day shoes, but I would spend money on a beautiful, glamorous pair of shoes for going out on the town. Why? Because you don’t wear out shoes that you wear on evenings out…every day shoes get beat up pretty quickly.