Tongue in cheek, here is the first part of the long way to the perfect wardrobe.
– Are you one of those people who cluelessly rummage the closet in order to find something adequate to wear every single morning?
– Or perhaps you’re one of those who only wear the fresh and clean clothes directly from the dryer?
– Do you constantly purchase new clothes because you feel like you don’t have anything to wear, even though your closet is jam-packed with superfluous items?
– Do you wear the same items over and over again despite the fact that your closet does not lack of clothes (but it lacks of space, apparently)?
– Do you find yourself surrounded by clothes and clothing stores all the time? (If yes, you must have a problem!! haha)
– Would you like to trade all your bad quality clothes and the numerous shopping trips with the designer bag of your dream?
If the answer is yes, then I suggest you to read further. Two years ago, I answered yes to all these questions. Today I could practically answer no to them, but that would be a lie.. I always feel the urge to get rid of even more clothes and only keep the essentials. It’s a long way, but I’ll get there eventually. It has become an addiction and I prefer the advantages of having less clothes.
Your further reading might contribute towards a better wardrobe, better mornings, better environment, more money, more items you’ll love forever, less consumerism and a better and simpler life. The only solutions to solve this major problem (which is, sadly, pretty common amongst humans and fashion bloggers today) are to get rid of almost all the clothes and stop the consumerism aka. do not walk into clothing stores.
1. You can either donate your clothes to charity shops, sell the clothes that you consider too pricey for donation, sell the clothes that still have the price tags or just.. get rid of the clothes somehow (but keet the environment in mind). I know, this is kind of hard but it’s a process. First, you’ll start off with the clothes you know you’ll never wear again or have never worn. Then you have to eliminate a lot. Be strict and don’t let your emotional attachments to a bunch of fugly clothes prevent you from editing down the amount of clothes. When you finally perceive the very great feeling of getting rid of closet clutter, you’ll get rid of even more and more. Sooner or later, you’ll go overboard and you’ll end up with the essentials only.
2. The best way to stop the impulse shopping (that leads to a myriad of items that you regret buying) is as easy as avoiding the shops. Spend your saturdays doing anything else but shopping, or if you’re desperate or depressed: binge or bake a cake! Be strict and particular, allow yourself to indulge in only 4-5 pieces a season. Building the wardrobe is not a rush. It’s not an random activity like grocery shopping. Think of building the wardrobe as collecting art. You should appreciate all the effort you put in the search for the perfect items.
3. When you stop purchasing loads of cheap clothes on sale all the time, you’ll see how fat your wallet grows. A dollar here and five dollars there spent on something you’ll wear once will result in thousands of dollars. So.. would you rather spend thousands of dollars on cheap clothing that lasts only two trips in the washing machine, or invest in forever-pieces?
4. And last but not least, it’s definitely not eco-friendly to go shopping every week. Nuff said.
(to be continued…)