Why Do I Buy Things That I Don't Wear?
"Why do you buy so many cute things that you don't wear??".....I asked myself that question while folding my fourth pair of bell bottom pants. I am guilty of shopping, shopping, and shopping, and not really ever wearing what I buy. I have really cute stuff in my closet! From thrift stores, from boutiques, from the ladies clothing sale page on Facebook, yet for some reason I just never really feel compelled to wear a majority of what I have.
I love online shopping and checking out the latest trends, hunting down coupon codes like a man on a mission and excitedly awaiting the arrival of my new goods, then when they arrive I rock them for a day or two, and I get back to my casual style of sweatpants and leggings and tees. I wonder if I find it too difficult to put clothes on, like maybe in my subconscious pulling on a pair of jeans just takes so much effort that I could use elsewhere, or wearing a skirt when its in the low 70s is too much of a chilly risk so I just don't feel like doing it.
It just feels so odd because I LOVE clothes. I mean, I have a whole blog where I talk about how much I love clothes and shoes etc, but honestly most of my pieces sit in drawers and closets and come out when I feel like it. There it is....when I feel like it. I dress up when I feel like it, and when i'm in school mode, comfy sweats and long sleeves are right up my alley. I do want to make more of an effort to be more presentable just for myself, because when I go to places off campus or out with friends/partners, I enjoy getting dressed up even if its a very simple outfit.
I almost want to put myself on a shopping ban until I figure out what to do with everything else that's in my beloved closet and dressers. Part of me wants to donate 3/4 of my clothes and just work with smaller pieces till I figure it out. I do believe i've narrowed down my aesthetic: t-shirts, flowy shirts, bell bottom pants, jeans, boots, sneakers (oh I love sneakers!!!), and flowy sweaters; then for going out I love tight-fitting fun dresses and high boots. Otherwise, I just like being comfortable.
During a recent study break, I stumbled upon British Vogue's tour of Camille Rowe's closet and literally squealed because everything she was saying/showing in her closet is ME. Like hello, soul sister. Now I don't feel so bad for wanting to stick to tees and denim a la cool Vogue girl ;)
Check out more of Camille's style below & follow me for updates on how my closet-crisis is going and just incase I decide to actually wear my clothes.