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Do you wear your new clothes straight away?

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Louisajohnson224 Sun 02-Oct-16 14:37:13

With me I buy things and end up saving them..not sure what I'm saving them for.
Almost like if I wear it ..I won't like it anymore and won't be special anymore
Anyone else? Or am I just mad

Maudlinmaud Sun 02-Oct-16 14:40:06

Depends on the garment. Obvs if its occasion wear I save it but mostly I throw things on as soon as they are bought. Love new clothes.

LifeIsGoodish Sun 02-Oct-16 14:54:28

Well I'm wearing the shirt that arrived yesterday, but the coat that arrived with it is in the wardrobe, waiting for...

...cold weather!

Louisajohnson224 Sun 02-Oct-16 14:56:43

I bought a lovely new jumper and dying to wear it but keep thinking il save it for best.
Might just wear it tomorrow as I don't really go anywhere for "best" ha ha

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 02-Oct-16 14:58:52

Unless it's something weather dependent I return things if I've not worn them within two weeks after buying them. The new knitwear hanging in my wardrobe feels like it's taunting me!

NantucketNightbird Sun 02-Oct-16 15:05:46

Yes I always do, I had a dress delivered yesterday so I changed out of what I had on and put the new dress on grin.

panad317 Sun 02-Oct-16 15:08:05

I wait too, sometimes I wait too long though and end up not wearing it.
Unless I buy something I need, like a new pair of jeans which I see more as a necessity!

SallyR0se Sun 02-Oct-16 15:10:31

I remember Trinny & Susannah saying not to keep things for best as you'll never wear them. I'm a sucker for it, I have two tiers of clothes; everyday hacking around & naice (and fat / thin). Funny, folk always compliment my supposedly second rate stuff 👗

TeenyfTroon Sun 02-Oct-16 15:13:24

No, I hang on to them for a bit. Till they've sort of absorbed a bit of TeenfTroon-ness and they're really mine. God only knows why. How stupid can you get? grin

f1fan2015 Sun 02-Oct-16 15:18:36

Ah thought this was going to be a do you wear new clothes without washing them first thread grin

I only buy things to wear every day except for going out clothes which are saved for the right occasion. No clothes saved for best - life is too short smile

rightknockered Sun 02-Oct-16 16:03:59

I keep trying them on for a few days, and then eventually wear them when I feel that they are truly mine grin

Dulcimena Sun 02-Oct-16 16:10:14

Usually, yes, and if I haven't reached for them within a week then I probably won't wear them, so back they go.

However, I've bought a few autumn/winter things recently and it hasn't been cold enough to wear them yet.

burnishedsilver Sun 02-Oct-16 16:28:22

If I don't wear things straight away they end up sitting in my wardrobe, unworn, waiting for the right occasion. I have fallen into this trap many times so now I am trying to only buy things that I will wear straight away.

Poocatcherchampion Sun 02-Oct-16 16:33:34

Yes ive adopted a take them back after a week or so mentality. I am living for the moment

Floisme Sun 02-Oct-16 16:57:01

I'm the same, op. I'm trying to train myself out of saving for best but it's bloody hard. I blame my lovely, dearly departed mum.

Nearlyadoctor Sun 02-Oct-16 17:00:04

I always save stuff for best.... Although that's often because I like to buy stuff early on in the season and chances are the weather is right to wear what I've bought for a while. Ie: summer dress in March , chunky knits in August.

Nearlyadoctor Sun 02-Oct-16 17:00:21

Isn't right!

Louisajohnson224 Sun 02-Oct-16 17:06:16

My gran is to blame.
She always says you save that one for best ..don't bother wasting lovely clothes to sit around the house or go to tesco.

thissismyusername Sun 02-Oct-16 17:16:34

Yes. This is the bane of my wardrobe and I wish I could overcome it.
I put it down to a childhood spent in poverty combined with a strongly developed lack of self esteem.

thissismyusername Sun 02-Oct-16 17:17:34

I meant to say "No!"

margaritasbythesea Sun 02-Oct-16 17:39:01

If I don't wear them straight away I take them back as I clearly don't like them much.

rightknockered Sun 02-Oct-16 17:53:10

Im guilty of buying stuff and then feeling as though I don't really deserve them. It takes me a while to build up to wearing stuff

moomoo222 Sun 02-Oct-16 17:56:28

Same as pp's - if I don't wear it within a week (unless occasion or weather dependent) then it goes back, or if it was expensive and I shouldn't have bought it then I grapple with my conscience for a while and either give in and wear it or send it back!

dudsville Sun 02-Oct-16 18:04:07

I don't keep anything for best, but might save something for appropriate occasion/weather, etc.

RebelandaStunner Sun 02-Oct-16 18:50:08

Can't wait to wear them asap.
I used to be a saver then realised how silly that was.

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