Shopping addiction or capsule wardrobe?
In my early twenties, and older teenage years, I used to go clothes shopping on a weekly basis. Actually that’s a lie. It was a several times a week, if not daily, habit. I was hooked! I had a clothes addiction at one point and it actually contributed to me getting into a lot of debt. I touch on that in my blog post: A very honest account of how I ended up in £17500 of debt by the age of 20
I really did love to shop and buy clothes and never liked wearing the same outfit twice. It gave me a massive confidence boost when someone said they liked my outfit. I had rails and rails and boxes under my bed filled with clothes, shoes and accessories.
Nowadays I’m the total opposite.
I’ve gone from having a clothes addiction in my early twenties to having a minimal addiction in my early thirties. I now realise less is more and live with a capsule wardrobe instead. I have gone from one extreme to the other when it comes to clothes shopping. I now share a wardrobe with Ben which is a triple sized wardrobe and we have half the rail each. I have to fit my clothes into this half. If I want new clothes then I have to make space by selling things I don’t wear or donating them. Though I try not to buy clothes unless I really need something or an item has worn through.
It’s such a different outlook to ten years ago. It suits me now and I realise how frivolous I was with my money back then. It also didn’t matter if I wore the same outfit more than once. I try my hardest now to only buy clothes I love to wear so I can wear them as much as possible without getting bored!
One thing that is always good to have whether you’re a hoarder of clothes or surviving with a capsule wardrobe, is a great handbag. A good handbag can really make an outfit. Today I’m giving away this very versatile dark green clutch handbag in a rather generous large size. It has a gold chain with it too. (Told you it was versatile)
If you’re trying to cut down on your clothes or create a capsule wardrobe then one of the best things you can do is accessorize! A few fashion accessories can totally update an outfit, even if it’s the same outfit you wear over and over. This handbag is from my online fashion accessories store where you’ll find a load of great printed scarves and jewellery to update your look in an instant. Pop over and check it out! (There’s a huge clearance sale on now too)
For your chance to win this Lugano green clutch handbag just enter on this Rafflecopter widget (UK only):