OK, you may remember that I featured this dress in no less than 3 posts last summer (in a more or less identical outfit, too, first with an orange linen shirt, then with a pale blue linen shirt, and finally with a jacket…)…
Yes, I tend to repeat myself quite a bit… So, here it is again: the orange dress, this time with a pale pink linen shirt, tied at the waist…
I’ve been thinking about the way we buy clothes a lot recently. Or rather how we consume clothes: the endless cycle of buying ‘something new’, only to be tossed when we tire of it.
Yes, I’m guilty of this, too. There are way too many cheap, throwaway clothes in my wardrobe. You know what I’m talking about: those poor quality, trendy items that take up too much space and cost too much money given that they add very little value to my wardrobe or my life. And I think it’s time to rethink my shopping habits.
I’m not saying that I will stop buying fast fashion altogether. A trendy item every once in a while is OK, but I think I’ve reached the point where I can safely say that instead of buying yet another cheap t-shirt I should probably save my money for something more substantial. Or something of better quality. Sort of ‘buy less but buy better’ approach to shopping, that’s the idea.
Actually, I haven’t bought anything for the past 4 weeks or so. But this has less to do with my new, so far untested ‘shopping strategy’ and everything to do with the fact that I never find anything I like in the sales… And besides, it’s been way too hot to go shopping. So, deciding to wait until the new season collections hit the stores was a no-brainer, really. The real test will be he quality (and quantity) of what I buy when I get my shopping groove back…
But, in order to strengthen my resolve, I’ve been featuring all this ‘old stuff’ to show you, and to myself, how to get more wear out of whatever I already have in my wardrobe. Yes, I’m afraid you can expect more of the same: clothes you’ve already seen once, twice, maybe even three times…
But, to give you a sense that you’ve seen at least something ‘new’, here’s the same old dress without the ubiquitous linen shirt. It’s and empire-line dress, not the most flattering cut for an hourglass figure, but very comfortable and practical on a hot day.
dress: Boden (old) / linen shirt: Marks and Spencer / sandals: Clarks /
bag: Tous / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
What’s you shopping strategy?
Quality over quantity? Or vice versa?
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