This year, I’m taking part in a No New Clothes Challenge.
For the past five months, I haven’t purchased ANY new clothes.
I even stocked up on underwear before going into this project – so I have not purchased anything.
And it’s been great. I feel so. liberated!
I love fashion, I really do. And I thought I would feel like I’m missing out. I mean fashion moves so quickly, I was buying new items every week just to catch up and I STILL felt like I had nothing to wear.
But I don’t feel like that anymore. I still feel like I can ‘keep up’ with the latests trends without having to buy them. I just mix and match what I already have, occasionally I borrow an item or two – I’ve even brought some of my hubby’s old shoes out of retirement (thanks to the use of think socks). I don’t feel left behind, in fact I feel ahead because I’m not constantly chasing my tail.
I have clothes. I have good clothes. And now they are not only on high circulation – I genuinely appreciate the clothes I have.
I feel like I enjoy fashion so much more now. I kinda feel like I’ve ‘won’ it because I’ve figured out how to make my old clothes look like new clothes and how to get over wearing the same outfit over and over again (spoiler – no one actually gives a shit).
Five months in, and I’m not even looking for the finish line. Honestly, I don’t even know if there is one anymore I am so much happier with this new groove.
One could say it has changed my entire outlook by literally changing nothing at all!