Hi, my name is Carla and I am a recovering shopaholic…
Over the course of my life I have been buying a lot of my clothing, shoes and accessories for all the wrong reasons. And my bet is I’m not alone.
I have collected a bunch of items that I justified with some terrible reasoning. Here are some really shitty reasons NOT to use when justifying your shopping purchases (and how to avoid them):
The ‘It’s on sale’ item.
How many times do you pick up items you never would have looked twice at because they are on sale? I find that sale items have a whole new sparkly aura to them and I somehow find a way to justify buying things that don’t fit well, aren’t my style, or are uncomfortable etc all because I am hooked on the idea that I’m ‘saving money’. I’m so thrifty 😉
When looking at sale items ask yourself – would you buy it full price? If not, perhaps it’s not worth adding to your collection…
The ‘I should have more color in my wardrobe’ item.
Damn all those people who love wearing colour and make me feel inspired to do the same. I am a devout black, white and 50 shades of grey gal and any time I wear colour I feel horribly uncomfortable for the most part. So any colorful, patterned things I buy I rarely reach for.
If you want to add color to your wardrobe make sure it’s not because of peer pressure, then make sure you feel great in the colour and that it is flattering on your skin tone. If you don’t feel a million bucks in vermillion, pass on it.
The ‘trendy’ item.
Midriffs are just not for me. Neither are miniskirts or leather booty shorts. Or denim booty shorts for that matter. Not all trends should be followed I have found and everything I have bought because it was ‘trendy’ has since found a place in the back of my wardrobe. (Watch out for the unicorn trend, it’ll get you!).
As they say, fashion is fleeting, style is forever. Pick trends that speak to your style if you want to ensure get value for money from your purchases.
The ‘it looks good as long as I stand up straight and don’t breathe’ item
I don’t think I need to elaborate on how few times you will wear something uncomfortable voluntarily. It just takes the first wear of an uncomfortable outfit to realise how you f*cked up.
Before buying something you are already possibly uncomfortable in, just do a movement check. You might like how you look standing still and rigid but where on Earth are you going where you are not going to move… PASS! 🙂
So there you have it, 4 really good reasons to NEVER use to justify a purchase.
Keep your wardrobe and wallet safe from bad choices and poor investments.