‘I have nothing to wear!’ We have all said it whilst standing in front of a wardrobe full of clothes. I am guilty of this. I tend to wear the same few outfits much of the time: 2 or three favourite skirts, jeans at the weekend and an assortment of tops.
Most of my clothes are well worn and some have definitely seen better days. Still, they are wearable. A lot were secondhand when I bought them and still going strong. But I have quite a few that just sit there, unworn yet too good to put in the charity bag. I think I will wear them at some point so I hang onto them, but I have some I swear I haven’t touched in three years.
This week, because I am on a no spend month and will not be buying new clothes, I challenged myself to wearing at least one of my ignored garments every day. Of course, there are lots that aren’t suitable for the current cold weather but plenty that are.
I tried a cardigan on that I had actually forgotten I owned. Perfect. Wore that yesterday with my jeans. There was a grey long sleeved top. I like it but it is too low cut and I will never feel comfortable wearing it so that went in the charity bag. I have a nice pair of smart trousers – they are too tight round the middle and have been for about three years. I might get into them again but I suspect they will just take up wardrobe space, so they are in a pile of things I will list on eBay.
I have organised my wardrobe by item type mostly but also have a section for coats and another for summer wear. That’s better. Now I can see what I have!
I don’t intend to be buying anything new in the next few months apart from underwear. Last year I can think of about 5 items I purchased that weren’t secondhand! I am pretty sure most of those were in the sale.
I would love to go out and spend lots of money on a whole new wardrobe of fabulous clothes, don’t get me wrong, but I am a realist. I can’t afford it and I don’t really need it!
How about you – nothing to wear?