Its time to get back to basics. A simpler way of life is calling, a change that reduces the materialistic, consumerist nature within me in to an inaudible hum. For some reason I have a compulsion inside of me, and I know I’m not alone. There is this horrible need that haunts me, to buy something new, and until I answer it, I am lost and unfulfilled. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I have recently been forced to review my way-of-life thus far as a self-sufficient grown-up. What I have discovered has not been pretty.
I have more than tripled my wardrobe in just on a year. To be fair however, I work two jobs in fashion, 1 of which I receive free clothing and shoes etc as part of a quota, the other is a retail position in which I receive a discount. But still, why does anyone need this much clothing, regardless of it’s price? Furthermore, I don’t believe that each addition over the last 12 months are investment pieces or articles that represent who I am, they are just clothes. Some I wear, some I bought in the moment and are now stuck with until I have the courage to throw it away. This needs to change.
From now I want to wear what I own, learn to mix and match, and actually purchase quality, long-term investment articles if or when required, and play with trends or fads on a budget. Shouldn’t be too hard… Should it?