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I had masses of clothes and loved shopping but felt like I just had way too much and it had also become a bit of a habit. I found that even with loads of clothes and shoes I still didn't have anything to wear so off I would go to get more.
So one month I just stopped spending and once I got a month out the way decided to do a year. I tried to stop spending in all areas apart from essentials like food shopping and bills. I didn't buy anything... no make up, magazines, accessories.... underwear nothing just used what I had and made do.
I am 3 months on from finishing the year of no shopping and don't think I will go back to my old ways. I still have lots of clothes, have also got rid of lots and find that I tend to wear a handful of items. Am now thinking about going down the project 333 route to see how pared down I can get things but find the thought of that slightly terrifying.
Appreciate it isn't for everyone but I feel better for having done it and it did make me realise that I was spending because I felt a bit lost and it was something to do.
I'm up for this. I need a couple of work tops at the mo, and will need a couple of summer dresses around June, but I genuinely think I could do the rest. I. Have been shopping way too much in recent years, keen to get a grip.
I've done a lot of ebaying and donated etc but I own a lot of good clothes I love wearing; there simply aren't enough days in the week for them all to be worn! And I buy new things all the time, the more I buy the more I need...
If I do it, it needs to be more drastic than a month - otherwise I will just buy more before and after to compensate! I have enough tights and socks for a whole year too...
I would really, really miss shopping and browsing though but then maybe it would remind me the point of clothes is the wearing of them, not just the pleasure of new things!
I'm very keen to do this. I have far too many clothes and want to stop the endless cycle of just buying one more thing.... Have tried and failed spectacularly in the past. Beware the "stocking up" phase beforehand. I'm going to start from now.
I would love to join you, I seem to have loads of clothes but never seem to have anything to wear - if that makes any sense! I buy random things instead of trying to put together outfits. I think it would be really interesting to see how much would be left at the end of a year - don't think I will be naked though.
I think I need to start immediately, too... Not bought anything in November yet so my start date can be 1st Nov! The only thing I think I will allow myself to buy is some cashmere wristwarmers from the Brora sale in January. I've been planning that for a while. Otherwise, no tights, socks or underwear unless I absolutely need some later on. I know my current collection should see me through the winter and spring at least. No shoes or boots, either.
I'm going to try. I have a wardrobe full of clothes that I've not been able to fit in since pre pregnancy, like 2 years ago now. So I'm on a mission to slim into them and not have to buy anything next year. It'll be like having new stuff again those clothes have not seen the light of day in such a long time.
Thank you mirpuppet I shall not buy clothes but I will use my fabric stash up and maybe re-invent DH lovely shirts that are too small for him. The idea of not buying clothes will definitely make me look at what I have and perhaps alter some of those unworn garments.
I tried this in 2014 and lasted no longer than a month. Despite having regular clear outs I still have way too many clothes so need to try again, especially as I'm trying to pay off my remaining credit card. I'm in for 2016.
I need to do this. I really fall for the "just one more thing then my wardrobe is complete" delusion. I also shop for a lifestyle I don't have, sucked in by blogs and instagram, so as well as having enough clothes, I have lots I don't really get the opportunity to wear. Plus I'm a sucker for a discount code and shopping online, but I realise now its the thrill of the purchase and the anticipation of the delivery I'm addicted to. I'm constantly looking for the next thing to buy rather than appreciating the outfits I can create from the clothes I have.
I've started this already by unfollowing all fashion bloggers and instagrammers, and unsubscribing from lots of emails which might offer a discount code. Bit nervous about not being about to avoid the black Friday/cyber Monday frenzy, then there are all the December sales...but there isn't really a good time to start I guess..