How to Find What You’re Looking For Between All The Insanity (a.k.a. How do I Go Shopping?)
I’m going to have a chance to go to Georgetown, DC next week and I’ve been saving up to find a few nice pieces to add to my wardrobe. I’m trying to really pin down what sort of look I’m going for and I think I have it somewhat figured out – [Here’s my Pinterest Board](https://pin.it/2f5cr4lueeo67t) – simple, tough, laid back, unpretentious, with Laura Croft influences. lol. My color palette has become grey, brown, olive green, wine red, some grey blue, cream/sand. Combat boots in the fall w/ some flats here and there, sandals in the summer. Mostly fitted items but I do have some thick, cozy sweaters (because texture!), cardigans (because I like the way they look), and most purses are leather. Think henley shirts, military jackets, and fitted tanks. I’ll pair this with my Superstars sometimes. I really like those shoes.
But then I also have my sweet, girly side where I have dresses and hats, purses and lace. It just depends on how I feel and what the weather says. This side is delicate (not twee) and quiet with pale colors, curls, and simple jewelry.
I say all that so that you have an idea of what I’m looking for.
So as I’m researching what is available in Georgetown, I’m just finding a bunch of…..random stuff. Shirts with a bunch of ruffles or t-shirts with random images on them (which possibly do have a place in my wardrobe, selectively). But there are no stores that really fit what I’m looking for. Everything in these ‘stylish shops’ – [here’s an article I found](https://washington.org/DC-focus-on/georgetown-shopping) – are not even close to my style. I’m going to check out some jeans at Rag and Bone because I need some new skinnies and you all really seem to like R&B, but otherwise, all the other stuff I’ve found are just….not me.
Do I need to go into every store and look around? Am I just doing shopping wrong? Is it literally just hunting for a piece that will work in between all of the other stuff that won’t? I’m probably thinking about this too much but I’m genuinely curious how you all find things that fit into your wardrobe/style.