Sometimes, I buy the same exact clothing item in multiple colors. Usually, it's T-shirts, long-sleeve Ts, or camisoles from places such as Old Navy, the Gap, & Target. I'll get black, purple, red or burgundy, & whatever black/grey stripe is available. But this sweater may be the only non-T-type item I've bought in multiples. I have it in black & purple (seen here, here, here, here, & here). It wasn't very expensive, & I adored the Victorian-esque puffed sleeves, plus I figured I could wear it open like a cardigan or button closed as a top, so it was versatile.
There are probably more items I could have, should have bought in multiples. I always tend to buy one in black, but that's the goth trap. It's safe, easy, predictable, & a little boring. Having an alternate sweater, skirt, dress, or top in a non-black color gives more wardrobe options -- because, let's face it, you'll be wearing it with black since black + color is the most basic level of Gothic Color Theory. Adding a pattern or print to black + color makes the outfit even more exciting, & if you want to go totally crazy, you could add a second color. Options are fun!
Do you ever buy clothing in multiples? If so, what items?
What I'm wearing today:
Purple ruched-sleeve sweater, H&M
Black & white striped skirt, White House Black Market
Black & grey skull-print scarf, gift from my husband
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Purple velvet pumps, Rocket Dog
Black & white stripey bead earrings, Kohls
Black & gunmetal cocktail ring, Icing