I understand what it’s like to ‘shop til you drop’ and still feel it’s never enough. I’d wear items a few times and feel the need to shop again - even though I had a closet full of beautiful clothing with outfit potential.
Shopping is not “just shopping” - it hits emotional buttons. For some, shopping has become our hobby, our escape, our chance to rack up credit card debt. “Retail therapy” right? Wrong! How many times have you bought something that you’ve never worn? Too many times? SAME, girlfran 😔
But I made a change. I started to pay attention to the negative impact the Fashion Industry was having on the environment, humans, and creativity. What about you? Are you ready to make a change? I challenge you to start small by tracking what you wear! It’s an easy and effective way to see what you really love in your closet and what you don’t. Here’s how to do it:
1. Find a notebook.
2. At the top of the page, write “Wear Tracker” (or something more clever).
3. Each day, write down and accurate description of the items you wear that will resonate with you the next time you wear it. For example, if you have two polka dot tops, one blouse and one tee, you will want to differentiate these so you don’t track inaccurately. For example, “Black Polka Dot LS Blouse” vs “Black Polka Dot Tee."
4. Make a tally mark beside the item description each time you wear it.
At the end of the season, separate your worn items from your unworn items and get curious: what did you love about the pieces you continually wore? The colour? Style? Fabric? The way you felt in each piece? That you knew how to style them? And on the contrary - why didn’t you wear the other pieces?
I think we all get a little too greedy sometimes when it comes to fashion and style. We want it to be affordable, but we want top quality. We want to support local, but aren’t willing to spend the money. The more time we spend thinking about WHY we are wearing what we’re wearing, the more we will love our clothes, and in turn, wear them!