I wrote a while ago that I was going to start writing about fashion on my blog. However, I’m not exactly the most stylish person in the world, nor do I claim to be. My fashion posts won’t be all that typical and probably a lot wordier than the normal kind of fashion post. I want to explore my journey with clothes this year more than the clothes themselves. Because, where we stand at the moment, I have too many clothes.
My wardrobe is overflowing at both uni and home. I don’t understand how as I rotate between the same sort of items all of the time. I can see how it happened… I’ve chopped and changed styles so many times in an effort to find my personal style (post on that here). Also, back when I had a part time job and no bills to pay, buying the clothes that I wanted was pretty easy. However, looking at my wardrobe and seeing so much clothing feels so… wasteful.
With Christmas Day, a day where I am fortunate enough to receive quite a few presents, followed by boxing day, it always becomes apparent to me how many unnecessary things I own. I am incredibly grateful and I try as hard as I can not to take it for granted. In fact, I am a strong believer of presents that I’ll either use a lot, or have great sentimental value. If I’m lucky enough to have items then I need to make sure that I’m making use of them.
If I’m being practical, I honestly don’t need any more than I actually have. However, I, like a lot of other people, appreciate being able to have nice things every once in a while. Nobody needs as much stuff as I have and that really needs to change.
The plan, just in time for the new year, is to filter through my wardrobe in a ruthless clear out. I’m going to sort through my clothes and figure out how much I really like wearing them. At this stage, I have a lot of things, so I can only justify keeping items now if they really bring me joy. I’m then going to separate my clothing into 4 categories:
- Things to keep
- Things to give to my sister
- Things to donate
- and Things to sell on Depop (because I’m incredibly broke, but what student isn’t?)
It hopefully shouldn’t be too hard… I feel like I just re-wear the same select items most of the time anyway. But I’m actually quite excited for my clothing journey this year! As of this post, I am on a no-buy when it comes to clothes at least for the month of January. And I’ve set the following goals for myself when it comes to fashion…
The Fashion Goals
1) Refine my wardrobe
2) Actually get rid of my old clothes instead of just leaving them in bags in my room
3) Attempt to create a capsule wardrobe
4) Sort out my personal style
I know me, and the only way this is actually going to happen is if I say it (or in this case, type it) out loud. So, here I am, vowing to make it happen. I’m quite excited to de-clutter my life a little bit, and hopefully throughout 2018 you’ll be able to see my progress through blog posts.
I’m actually quite excited for this, let’s hope it works!
Lots of love,