It has probably been a couple of things, but I have decided to try on an experiment.
I won't buy any new clothes for one year.
Does it sound crazy?
There are a few reasons behind it and for some other bloggers who have tried it, the results were wonderful.
Some do it for the environment, for a minimalistic philosophy to try on, economic motives and/ or for fashion.
It is well known that a great majority of "it" shops are not exactly labor friendly in third world countries; so putting a bit of a restrain teaches (at least one self) to not do clothes shopping as if it were a weekend sport but a counscious shop.
In the Americas, we have got a use - throw away lifestyle and tend to not appreciate what we have. It is easy to spend money without restrain. And so, when you have a lot, the less you know what you have and how to get the most of the item. Like that, we will, inevitably feel we need something new.
In Europe, the "it" girls buy good quality items that will be a long term classic to mix and match. They know what and how to buy in order to express themselves accordingly with lots of style. Plus, you simply feel freer when you have a basics way of living.
Additionally I have come to realise that clothe's shopping can be, in my case, a bit stressful; I can easily be obsessed with something new that I found in "x" place, that I don't really need, and maybe won't wear regularly, but it will be pretty much what I'll be thinking about until I buy it.
Come to think of it, maybe I am a shop addict; and while buying something new can for sure bring up the morale, the satisfaction feeling, won't last.
So, instead of going clothe's shopping I will be able to use that money in other stuff for a change, whether is a DIY project, going out somewhere for the weekend or whatever!
Ultimately, the challenge seems to have brought, according to people who overcame the experiment, a pretty cool creative spark.
Wardrobe Capsule concepts by: