I’m not going to lie, I’m seriously feeling the pinch after Christmas. It’s not that I over spent or that I left everything to the last minute, I actually had a plan that was supposed to prevent this from happening. I started my Christmas shopping in November and had nearly everything come December which meant the cost was spread out nicely. My family also mainly focus on only buying for the children, not multiple relatives that you barely see throughout the year. We also have set budgets so me and my sister will only spend up to a certain amount on eachother for example.
There were a few things I hadn’t anticipated happening like my cat becoming ill which meant three weeks of vets visits and a bill costing more than I had earned. Fast forward to January and I have just been paid. For some unknown reason I thought that it would be a nice idea to start the new year with a clean slate which meant clearing my credit card. This stroke of genius means that I will be scraping through until February (probably having to put the odd purchase back on that pesky card).
This means that at a time when I would love to banish those January blues with a cheeky little fashion purchase I have to resort to making the most out of what I already own. I am starting the year by having a good look through my wardrobe so I can actually get an idea of what I own. I don’t know about you but I am guilty of wearing the same two or three outfits on repeat and ignoring the rest of my clothes.
A great way to clearly see what’s going on in there is to have a bit of a wardrobe detox as you go, removing any pieces that you haven’t worn in six months to a year. Selling these items on eBay or Depop can also be a good way to make a little extra cash.
I started to lay out different pieces and pair them with items you wouldn’t necessarily choose straight away. Another problem I have is lack of imagination which is mainly down to being in a rush all the time. You have a favourite jumper and you grab your favourite jeans and boots and then religiously stick to that look out of ease.
This faux leather skirt has been in my wardrobe nearly a year now. I actually think it was a purchase my sister made and never wore so she passed it along. The pale blue jumper was in the New Look sale in December and was a complete bargain at £13 so I had to pick it up. I already owned the same jumper in cream so thought I would get lots of wear out of it, however this is it’s first outing.
I need to get better at recycling what I already own. Does anyone else have this problem?