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I've just dumped 7 bags of clothes...

(5 Posts)
Feckinlego Wed 13-Jan-16 12:51:50

And could probably dump another 7. Most not even suitable for the charity shop blush. I've a cheap shop/rubbish bargain addiction. I love shopping but feel guilty spending, so I buy primary clothes or stuff heavily reduced. But I just realised I buy so much and waste ridiculous amounts of money on poor quality stuff or badly fitting clothes.
So I need help! Barring half a dozen items, I don't feel the rest are worth keeping. But I have to wear something. So I'd like to start buying items that are good quality and will last. I'm not interested in high fashion.
So what items should I start with? I have good well fitting underwear and one good coat. I've recently bought good leather ankle boots which I'm happy with.
And what high street shops do you feel stock good quality clothes that wash well and last more than a season.
What items should everyone have in their wardrobe?
I'm case it's important, I'm 41, 5foot 1 and a size 8. No work wear needed. Just school runs/lunch with friends/shopping etc.
Thanks for reading!

LovelyFriend Wed 13-Jan-16 13:43:01

Check out project 33 for inspiration.

Less is more. Break your addiction.

mrsvilliers Wed 13-Jan-16 14:05:11

I like Jigsaw for good quality silk/cotton/wool basics (I buy in the sale). They fit me well, aren't high fashion and are easy to wear. Think the winter sale might still even be on!

Feckinlego Wed 13-Jan-16 17:54:25

Thanks. I love jigsaw but always felt it was too expensive. Why buy one good white shirt when you can buy 6 cheap ones that only last a wet week! Must try change that mindset.
And thank you for that link, I'm gonna look through it now.

MrTiddlestheFatCat Wed 13-Jan-16 17:58:41

Oooh, I am exactly the same OP! I always feel guilty for spending lots of money...but then end up spending the same amount of what is basically just cheap tat, unfortunately. Clearing it all out is such a good feeling though, isn't it?

I have nothing useful to add, I'm just here to listen in on the advice grin

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