If I don’t absolutely love it then I don’t buy it. It is as simple as that. I have never been one of those girls who can splurge all their money on clothes they don’t need or even necessarily want.
If you look in my wardrobe you will see clothes that are worn to death. Most of them have patch jobs, fraying stitches, jeans with rips at the thighs and I am perfectly happy with my wardrobe the way it is.
I have a rule that I don’t buy clothing unless I absolutely need it. I don’t know if I will always be like this. I might just be tight with my cash because I don’t have much. But for now I feel perfectly happy with saving my pennies for memories rather than things.
Sounds lame but do what Rebecca Bloomwood does in Confessions of a Shopaholic, ask yourself do you need it. I constantly ask myself do I need it the entire time I am shopping and nearly all of the time the answer is no I don’t. However, I do need a car and I do want to move in with my boyfriend. Looks like I am going to have to turn those ripped jeans into shorts, just cut those fraying stitches off and didn’t you know? That patch is supposed to be there.
I feel that fashion should be about buying less and choosing well. Anyone can buy clothes, it’s what you do with them that makes it interesting.