Today I had to open the storage drawer in my wardrobe to find a non-self-stitched skirt which I wanted to wear. Well – what a revelation! What WAS all this stuff? Did I seriously ever wear that floor-length linen panelled skirt? Or the over-wide, too-short t-shirts? Or OMG that far-too-long windowpane check tweed number?
I considered the re-fashioning potential of these gems, but actually I think it’s time they went. Someone else will love them, I am sure.
And I won’t miss them. Because frankly I had forgotten they were there. How sad!
So the positive outcome of SSS is definitely that I am making space to breathe and grow. I have a much clearer idea of what I like and what suits me. And a greater open-ness to letting things go. I swore I would not let clutter build up, so off it goes! Editing.
Since FL gave me some £s to spend on clothing, almost 2 years ago now, I started to note every item I bought, and it has actually not been that much:
4 long-sleeved t-shirts
A pair of sneakers
A pair of shoes
A black polo-neck sweater
2 pairs of jeans
The vintage dress-for-a-wedding
Total cost: just over £550 (that's in two years remember!)
I spent about half as much again on materials: fabric, wool and patterns. Which, considering that stitching is my main leisure interest, is not bad at all: with the added advantage that I get to wear the outcomes!
I have no concept of what other people spend on "fashion", and really it does not matter as long as I am comfortable with my own level of expenditure and what I have to show for it. I know that I choose ethical / organic options wherever possible, which hikes up the price per garment, but hopefully they are of good quality and will last for longer as a result.How about you? Do you have a "clothing budget"? Do you agonize over a single purchase, or have a big splurge every payday?