Tonight I have a function and it occurred to me that this would be a good time to bring a clutch. Only problem is I don’t really have a good clutch. So that will be difficult.
I’m always so practical. And clutches are certainly not practical. I will not be able to fit in all the stuff I usually take. Being practical is a symptom of being Dutch (I believe) as we tend to be practical buyers, rather than shopping for show. When Singapore shops are full of super high heel shoes, Dtuch shops will be filled with practical shoes. Still, I have no excuse. It has been years since I last lived in Holland and i’m sure there are many Dutch women who have plenty of clutches and evening bags.
The same is happening for shoes. Every styllist and style book will advise you to have at least some pairs of pumps in various colours (see also my article on wardrobe essentials). Yet I have none. All my shoes have streps and many will have chunky heels. This is of course very practical as these kind of shoes stay on your foot and are easier to walk in. They are also a part of my style. But they are not as elegant as pumps can be in certain situations.
I think the trick is to specially go and shop for these items and just tell yourself that, although you may not often need them that often and are not necessarily practical, these will be great pieces to have in your closet for special situations. A good clutch or pair of pumps for instance can last you a long time if stored correctly (which admittedly can be a problem in humid Singapore).
So I was wondering if you are doing the same. Are there things that you feel you should be having in your closet, but just have not gotten around to buy (yet)? What are they? Will you buy them eventually or just give them a miss?