I’m an impulse buyer and I’m also a hoarder. I’m the one who keeps things ‘just in case’. I have drawers, bags and boxes full of clothes that I will never wear again, that are too big or too small and even though a few bits do make their way to the charity shop I find others have an emotional attachment that I just cant break!
I also own lots of duplicates of stuff. My husband is always saying to me “But haven’t you already got a top like that?” or “I’m sure you’ve got those jeans” I of course defend my purchases with “No, the one I have is bluer/shorter/thicker fabric/has less stripes!” or “Are you joking, these are totally different! This one has a deeper V neck/fractionally longer sleeves/smaller pockets!” See I have a ‘uniform’ that I stick to too, so I’m drawn to the same types, style, and shape of clothes so he’s right, I do already own it! Maybe not from the same shop but definitely the same style! So to try and break my habit, I’m going to have a go at being a bit more capsule.
I’m setting myself a goal for the next 2 months [start small]. I’m going to stop impulse buying and only add a few key pieces to my already excessive wardrobe. I’m hoping that raining in my spending will get my overstuffed messy wardrobe into some sort of order and I’ll be able to clear my clutter [and washing basket!] I’m also going to buy things that I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of! Over the summer I spent a ridiculous amount of money on one-wear purchases, things for holidays that have still got the tags on! So no more. If I cant see me wearing it more than 5 times, its not coming home with me!
So what am I going to need?
I figure a couple of good pieces of knitwear, a few shirts and T’s, jeans, maybe a skirt or two, a dressy top and some boots. These will be added into everything I already own and I’m not going to buy anything else!
What have I bough so far?
I showed this jumper in my first blog about knitwear and it’s a keeper. Good colour, good shape and super cosy! I can see me wearing it a lot over winter and as long as it washes well, shouldn’t need replacing with anything else!
Bee shirt from Primark
I know I will end up wearing this until the stitching gives up! It’ll go with just about everything I already have and for £7 it’s almost already paid for itself!
I picked this skirt up from ASOS a couple of weeks ago. Its real leather and an absolute steal at £15.50 [They keep adding sizes so its good to keep checking] I already own a leather pencil skirt which I love so I know I’ll get the wear out of this one.
If you want a really great boyfriend jean I cant recommend these enough! The denim is so soft and the fit on the bum is just perfect! I’m a size 6-8 and the 28” waist fits me perfectly.
So that’s it for now. I’m on the look out for some boots [And if I have my way it’ll be the Chloe Susanna’s] If not, Office has a pair I’m eyeing up but I’m not ready to commit just yet.
Wish me luck!