You might feel that knowing your Kibbegory makes shopping harder / more complicated etc. But is it really?
Shopping now generally takes more time, because finding pieces working for myself can be difficult. That much is true. But there is a simple reason for that. Most models are Flamboyant Naturals, Dramatics, Naturals or Soft Dramatics. Designers have gotten used to creating shapes and lines in fashion, which are specifically flattering for these types. If you are not one of these types, finding fashion choices flattering for you is slightly harder, but you are also rewarded with a better fit, look and feel if you invest the extra time.
Now that you know your type, you can easily walk by the majority of clothes and don’t even have to try them on. In fact, since I’ve discovered my Kibbegory I almost shop exclusively online. Browsing the web is much faster than browsing in stores.
Kibbe might make it harder for you, but it also depends on your style. You can decide to be a TR who only wears purple items with a witchy aura. But the more unique your style is the longer it will take you to find pieces.
Your wardrobe might seem sparse at first, however shopping according to Kibbe, all of the items you own will be ones you love and will like to wear.
For example, take this jacket available at H&M:
I instantly fell in love with it when I saw. In fact, it has several characteristics perfectly fitting for a TR. It’ short, it’s made of bouclé and it’s bejeweled, but is it wearable for me? No. There is no waist definition and the overall shape is too boxy. Even though I like it, if I bought it, I probably wouldn’t be wearing it very often, as it’d be unflattering on me. And I don’t see an easy way to make the necessary adjustments to the shape.
Overall shopping might take more time and sometimes I’m sad that I “can’t buy” certain items, but shopping to my style is so much more rewarding.