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On Saturday I bought a top that I really love and makes me happy
No but on maybe more than one loads of times I've looked at something in a shop and gone to pick it up and said isn't this lovely to turn around to my DH with a big daft grin on his face,"yes it is lovely darling"he says "that's why you bought it a couple of weeks ago"
Once i find a top I like, i tend to buy multiples, and multiples of the colours i like.
I know exactly what i like, and wear that. I'm not convinced anyone ever notices in that great a detail what i am wearing to even notice how often I wear the same top. It makes me happy to wear colours and styles that I love. Why wouldn't I? No-one bats an eye at men who wear the same coloured shirt everyday, if they want to.
I discovered qt the end of last winter that I had the same jumper twice and had been merrily washing and wearing both of them in circulation for months without realising. No idea how I managed to end up with two of them!
Fortunately it’s just a plain black t shirt from primark. I had the same style in short sleeve and loved it so thought I’d buy some long sleeved ones. Tuna out I had already thought of that. Oh well it will get plenty of wear
I used to have 3 identical black cotton v-neck jumpers from Primark - I wore them almost constantly in autumn and winter. It wasn't unintentional though - I soon realised the first one was so useful I needed more! I think it's absolutely fine for something plain, basic and inexpensive, and it's also pretty sensible to have two of the bottom half of a skirt or trouser suit, since the jacket almost always lasts longer. It would maybe be a bit weird for something like a designer dress - if you had that much money it would be more fun to spend it on two different ones!
Good point Username It would be odd to have duplicates of items that shout 'look at me'. That would be very different to having lots of interchangeable basics. For example, I have lots of identical or almost identical tops, but only one of each scarf. The scarfs do not need to be washed regularly and last a lot longer than the tops.