The 8 outfit 1930s wardrobe
If you are anticipating full of downton Abbey inspired wardrobe loveliness, let me break it to you gently, this isn't a post about vintage dressing. This is a post about vintage shopping.
It's tough the idea of letting go of anything that has sentimental attachment. But as any mum will tell you getting dressed in the morning is tough. Most of the time I found myself either grabbing the same two things anyway, or wearing something I didn't feel comfortable in. Why was I holding on to all of these clothes?
So last week the charity shop received a bumper donation. I've completely culled back my wardrobe.
My wardrobe now contains:
One pair of dungarees
Three pairs of jeans
Or a grand total of 8 "outfits"
It's not perfect, nor will it ever be. But noticeable improvements on the old system include:
- I can now shop on a one in one out system reducing shopping stress
- I can focus my money on buying quality over mass produced
- This means I can also take the time to find more eco friendly and fairly produced clothing
- Giving stuff to charity makes me feel good
- There's less choice, and choice is stressful
- I value my clothing more
- I'm more likely to repair clothing
- I'm not looking at shopping to fill a void
- My wardrobe is easier to organise