So I couldn’t keep a year long ban on clothes shopping. I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to try and not spend money on clothes until beginning of next year, but unfortunately, I didn’t make it. I did however make it to June, which was my initial goal to begin with, and my downfall was a denim jacket. I just couldn’t resist a sale on one because they are so classic and will get lots of use that cost per wear will be worth it to break a shopping ban. I don’t intend to go crazy and start buying a whole summer wardrobe. I still have a perfectly curated closet that I’m happy with, and if I’m going to be shopping for anything, it’ll probably be hats, costume jewelry, shoes, and lounge wear.
I find that as I grow a year wiser, I’m going back to basics. I’m no longer looking to buy the latest trends because I find they go out of style fairly quickly thanks to fast fashion, and I realize it’s a money drain. With classic and basic wardrobe staples, I can get so much more wear from them that I don’t have to shop so often and can divert my money to other things like skincare or beauty products. I also find that accessories help elevate a basic outfit. Throw on a necklace, a bracelet, and some earrings and an outfit has been transformed. Nowadays I like using accessories and makeup to spruce up my look instead of buying trendy clothing pieces that scream, “Hey look at me!” In the past that was my thing to buy statement outfits, but as my personality is changing with age, I’m becoming more subdued. Not sure where this change is from, but regardless, my style and taste have evolved to basic.