There are so many fashion blogs.. So so many. I check a couple regularly (ahem, still loving Native Fox) and then others from time to time just to see what's up. It's interesting to see what these people who work and live in fashion are wearing. Sometimes everything they are wearing is unbelievably expensive and I wonder how they do it. But I still go back...
One of the reasons is because you can tell that every piece they are wearing is of exquisite quality and I like that. They may be wealthy enough to buy new expensive things every week (or get it for free, as fashion bloggers do) but I'm not. And that's ok because I'm trying to be a minimalist now. And while that covers every other aspect of my life, it also covers fashion. So here are some thoughts:
- love: I want to love every item I buy. I love the Madewell jeans I bought recently because I needed them and they're incredibly comfortable.
- investment: Spending a little extra isn't a problem now. I'm done shopping at places like Forever 21. I want quality for my essentials (like jeans) and I won't be shopping often so it's ok.
TIP: I've stopped browsing clothing stores online and going shopping just for something to do. It's so much easier to resist if you don't put it right in front of your face. Just stop, you'll see.
TIP: Get to know yourself. Once you're on this shopping fast, go through all your belongings, think about yourself, try everything you own on and see how you feel, and - big tip - go on your Pinterest style board and go through every single pin, deleting things that aren't you anymore and noticing what remains. Keep mental notes. Ask yourself if you could really see yourself wearing that outfit. This will help you get rid of some things and stop yourself from making the same shopping mistakes.