Buy Less, Wear More

30.8.12

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We bloggers are a fickle bunch.  I personally am constantly influenced by what others are wearing, and find it all too easy to fall into the trap of "needing" something just because everyone else likes it.  And on the odd occasion that I have bought something before the trend hits, I find myself reluctant to post about it for fear that I'll look like I'm just jumping on board.  Case in point, those neon shoes from H&M that Lily wears so well.  I bought them way back in July but just can't wear them on here incase you all think I'm a copy cat.

The other day I was watching YouTube when I had a revelation.  Who cares what I'm wearing?  The YouTuber I was watching looked nice, but her clothes just weren't my style.  Did it matter?  No!  I still watched and enjoyed her video, regardless of the fact that I wouldn't wear her outfit.

Then I read Paige Joanna's post and it clicked.  Why am I going out to buy the same clothes that everyone else has?  I'm never going to be able to put together an inspirational outfit....my style is just middle of the road.  And blogs with middle of the road clothes are, in my opinion, a pound a penny.  Why am I spending a small fortune on clothes to be worn once (heaven forbid I post a similar outfit twice!) when I have an overflowing wardrobe of clothes waiting to be styled?

So I hereby pledge to stop my spending.  There are a few bits I'm going to buy for my Autumn wardrobe following payday, but besides that I'm going to stop impulse buying just because I've seen a blogger wearing an item/think it'd look good on my blog.  I'm not going to be sucked in by special offers on make up at Boots because quite frankly I have an overflowing make up cabinet and a whole lot of Empties posts to collect for.

Paige Joanna is hoping to get a better relationship with the wardrobe she already has, while I've got my fingers crossed that this is the road to better spending habits and a healthier bank balance.  Who will join us and what's your journey?

Don't forget to use the hashtag #buylesswearmore to keep us updated with your progress!

14 comments

  1. What a great post. Too many times do we all let ourselves get influenced to buy stuff we just don;t need!!
    Charlotte
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    lilmisschickas.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yep...join the revolution and say no to influence and enablers! x

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  2. Great post, i'm definitely a spender of things i "need" and i should stop. I've managed to keep spends down on toiletries and make up - now need to transition to clothes! :)
    xx

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    1. Ooh well done! Admittedly, I have been better with making fewer impulse make up purchase, but I seem to have replaced them with skincare! x

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  3. Such a good idea, when I first started blogging I ended up spending so much because I wanted everything I saw! But I gave up with posting my outfits on my blog, my style is different or amazing, it's lazy, I live in jeans & t shirts, and I like it like that. I still buy new pieces, but I buy them because I've seen them in shops & I want them, not because I'm running out of clothes to blog about! x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. I remember when I started blogging; I owned three MAC lipsticks and it was a big deal when I placed an order for a blusher. Now I do this on a monthly basis and definitely need to stop. Blogging is definitely unhealthy for the bank balance! x

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  4. Wow I love that you came out an said it. I am guilty of behaving the same way. But I also had a revelation and felt I should get back in touch with my existing wardrobe because I do love the pieces I have. I wish you luck on your journey and will be checking back to see how you do.

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    1. Will you join us? I'd love to see how you're getting on! x

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    2. Hi Tabitha

      I would love to join you guys. My twitter is @cincity926 and my blog is cincity26.com. Please stop by and see what I have been buying and not buying.

      Cindy

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  5. I feel the same - it's too easy to buy new stuff because it's pretty and you don't want to re-wear. I'm trying to cut down on all the stuff I own & make things simpler for myself. :)

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    1. Join us! Let me know how you get on x

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  6. This is so me!! I've just bought disco pants!! I would never ever have even contemplated the,! In fact I would have stood in the shop and laughed at them never mind actually buy a pair! (Although I do actually love them!) I keep saying I'm going to stop spending but then see something I just "have to have"! I need to do this over the next couple of months x

    Jenni x

    Bowsbanglesandbakes.blogspot.com

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