Or thrice… ☺️
My name is Susan and I’m a Multiple Purchaser. There, I’ve said it. Some might attribute this buying habit to lack of imagination. But when it comes to wardrobe basics, I think it can be a smart shopping strategy, especially if you’re hard to fit, or your climate doesn’t always correspond with seasonal collections, or a preferred cut or style isn’t always available.
Starting at the upper left and going clockwise, here are some styles I’ve purchased in multiples…
Collarless Sweater Coat
I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I now own this “coatigan” in four colors (camel, grey, burgundy, ivory) and wear them all.
Why it works: it’s a perfect weight for several months out of the year in our climate, it slides easily over all but the bulkiest layers, has the perfect balance between soft and structured, and great classic colors. And that collarless neckline doesn’t fight with my scarves! Offered in sizes up to 3X.
I’ve taken a page from the book of stylish Parisiennes I spotted during my December visit. Let your socks show, but make them fun! I just ordered a second pair in the gold.
Pointed Toe Flats
Why it works: Sleek, modern, stylish and oh-so-comfortable. The pebbled leather is both durable and soft. Flats with attitude!
Why it works: warm, but lightweight enough to layer under a jacket or cardigan. That rounded v-neck is flattering and not too deep. It’s washable (dry flat) and offered in several colors up to size 3X.
(Just a note, while it’s not the softest sweater in my wardrobe, I don’t find it scratchy either. Some reviewers reported pilling, but I’ve noticed only minimal amounts, no more than many sweaters that cost much more.)
I purchased this collared “sweater blazer” in the camel color when it was first introduced in 2017. Last fall I added the dark forest (no longer available). They’ve just introduced a navy-ivory gingham version…
Why it works: this is a happy medium between a jacket and a cardigan, and is offered in several colors and up to size 3X. If you work in a Business Casual office, this could be a nice jacket alternative.
I started with the cognac color, and was blown away by how comfortable these ankle boots are. I then purchased the Bronze color (no longer available) and have been wearing them almost non-stop. Realizing how versatile a metallic ankle boot can be, I decided to add the Iron color for a darker, cooler toned option.
Why it works: Though I’ve had to relinquish most of my heels in recent months, this remains a style I’m still able to wear comfortably. Maybe it’s that rounded toe? The style is simple and understated enough that they dress up or down. And did I mention comfortable??
Are there styles you’ve purchased in multiples?