Sale season: It's here, in every store, online, in real life — even the snooty ones. It's time to go into the stores that we only window shopped and take full advantage of the 30-day return policies for sale merchandise. Bring stuff home, try them on, and make sure they work with a lot of things in your closet.
It feels a little hectic, yes, all these designer items sitting in your home, not quite in the closet yet, but also very anxiously adding up some temporary debt in your credit card as you hold them for a few days while you think things over. But (and this is important) don't be a damn fool and keep all of these designer things, because after all you still have bills to pay and you're a human being that must eat. So just keep a few pieces that fill a need and pay them off immediately. There's no sense paying interest charges, because then that means I couldn't afford them to begin with.
So taking a step back, yes, this all sounds a bit like hoarder behavior, and sure it's kind of tiring going through the sale lists in your free time, sifting through sale wish list alerts, finding better things equally on sale, buying those too and comparing the two in person. Then finally, of course, the task of returning said designer items to sometimes annoyed salespeople that thought for a second you were a baller buying all the things. Ignore the attitude and carry on with your return and just remember they don't feed you. You feed you. Plus, these now-unhappy salespeople are the ones who so eagerly encouraged you to try these cool items at home to begin with because "you can always return it." So there.
This whole process is just a thing we do over time to build out our Adult Wardrobes. The goal is to slowly grow a closet of acquired quality timeless pieces while we slowly shed the layers of poorly made fast fashion items, which really aren't made ethically to begin with and rarely stand the test of time.
This is how it's done.