Some fashion experts advise keeping a coveted item in a different size, hanging in a prominent place in your closet. This is a motivator, they say, to meet your body-change goals. Perhaps this does work, as a real-life visualization of where you'd like to be.
I don't like to buy or own clothing that might fit some future me. I like to shop in the here and now, and take home something I can't wait to put on! In fact, that's one of my favorite guidelines for buying an item: "Do I want to wear it right way?" If yes, it's probably going in the basket. If it's too tight, I don't really want it in my closet.
But I am always curious about other women's motivators: do you shop for now, or for a little bit later?
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