Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What Are Your Thoughts on Multiples?

No, I'm not talking about having twin or triplets or anything like that. I'm curious as to what you guys think about purchasing multiple items in different colors for your wardrobe? The other day I went shopping- I was on a quest for some cute, light-weight cardigans to wear to work. At Old Navy, I found the perfect cropped cardigan:
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I have all sorts of dresses that I plan to wear this spring and summer, but I wanted a light-weight and flattering top layer to incorporate into the outfits. If you remember, many of the dresses I own are in bright prints, so I was hoping for some solid-color, neutral cardigans. I had no intention of purchasing six of the same cardigan in different colors, but that is exactly what happened:

As you can see, I ended up with Heather Oatmeal, Fuchsia, Aqualicious, Black Jack, Graphite Heather, and Bright White. I truly believe I will utilize all six of these sweaters over the next six months, but I'm curious- do you ever do this type of thing? Do you purchase more than one color of the item you like? I tend to do it with basic items like these cardigans or with a basic neutral skirt or top. I even have three of the same jersey dress that I bought one summer. Sometimes the purchase is all at once, as with these Old Navy cardigans. Other times, I purchase one, wear it and love it even more than I thought I would, so I go back a week or so later and get another (or three). Since they get plenty of wear, I don't view this as a bad thing, but I am curious about how many other people out there do the same thing. Or am I all alone on this one? And before you pass judgement on my six new cardigans, consider this: they were marked down to $16.50 each in the store, but I had an additional "Friends & Family" coupon from a friend that got me an additional 30% off my total purchase. The total price for the cardigans was only $69. Honestly, I've spent that much on a single cardigan before. It was cashmere, but still. 

So do me a favor and leave a comment telling me if you think I'm bonkers or a genius, or anything in between. I'd love to hear what you all think of purchasing multiples for your wardrobe. Happy Monday! 


Emily said...

I did the exact same thing in Primark the other day - at £4 each I just couldn't say no!



Renée T. Bouchard said...

Great bargain find, Emily! Sometimes the deal is too good to pass up!

Taylor said...

Uh, genius! I do it all the time - why not? If you like something and it works for you... it's not like you're going to wear each item the *exact* same way or one right after the other. GREAT DEAL, by the way! I love Old Navy. Gonna wear a $5 stripey tee from ON tomorrow - I also have one just like it in a different color! :)

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Taylor- after writing the post, I asked my coworkers and they all felt is was a normal thing to do,too. You're all making me feel better about my purchases. Enjoy wearing your stripey tee tomorrow!

Maria said...

I do the same thing, especially if the item is a really good price!

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