I’ve seen a few people do this on youtube, mainly Lizzy from Shotfromthestreet who I love and is a big inspiration for me, and I thought it was such a good idea so I’m going to do my own. I shop quite a lot, especially when I compare my shopping habits to a lot of my friends, because in all honesty I just really love clothes. However, sometimes I really don’t get the use out of what I buy, and I think looking back on my purchases in this way might encourage me to shop smarter, and really consider how things would fit into my wardrobe and if I’m actually going to get the wear out of them before I spend my hard earned dollars on them.
So firstly we have this top I bought from Bardot. I thought I was going to wear this so much and I really haven’t. This ring pull style in general I love, but the only top I’ve worn of the couple that I own is a really basic black one from H&M. I think the reason I haven’t worn this that much though is because I don’t know if I love how it looks on me with jeans. I’m thinking when it’s not as freezing and I can get away with pairing this with a denim skirt and without a jacket on top I’ll be more inclined to wear it. I do love the style of it though so I do really want to make a more conscious effort to wear it.
Next was the skirt I also got from Bardot on the same day. I haven’t worn this yet either, but I’m going to put that down to it just being way too cold for me to even really consider wearing a skirt. I think when it gets a bit warmer this will be one of my go to going out skirts, and I do think I’ll get my wear out of it then. I have looked at it in my wardrobe just sitting there and wanted to wear it, but this weather has just not wanted me to. I just think I bought this at the wrong time of year, because I can already see myself wearing it out with a black singlet and docs.
Yet again another item I bought have not worn, the checkered pants from H&M. I bought these mostly because there was a different pair that I loved but they didn’t have in my size, so I kind of just bought these in place of them. I need to remember to tell myself not just to buy the second option because it’s there and my first choice isn’t, because really they just won’t get worn as much as I told myself they would. Partly, I think the fact that they aren’t very high waisted does have a bit to do with it, because I’m not really into how jumpers look with pants that are more that sort of mid rise waist. Again, I feel like maybe in the spring when it’s a little warmer and I can wear these with just a plain little singlet I’ll get more wear out of them, but if I don’t I’ll definitely be selling them on.
Lastly, an actual successful purchase, the H&M knitted jumper. I have worn this jumper so much, in fact I actually was wearing it earlier today and have only taken it off because my room is too hot for a jumper. I’ve worn it out during the day but I also love just wearing it around the house to be all comfy and warm. I love the colour, and I especially love the shape of it with the balloon sleeves and the slightly cropped length. It has got a percentage of wool in it which does make it a lil itchy but I put up with it because it makes me really nice and warm, and I just really love how it looks. This is for sure something I would buy again (if I didn’t have such a stupid collection of knitted jumpers).
At the end of the day I’m always going to be consuming quite a bit of fashion because I just love it, but I think taking a second look and really thinking about what I do and don’t wear will just help me make more informed and slightly smarter purchases, and really make sure that the things I do end up buying are worth it for me and not just a kind of waste.