Which are your favorite clothes in your closet to wear right now?
Could it just be your newest items?
I know in my case they almost always are!
No surprise as one of my ‘buying rules’ is that an item needs to be nicer than anything I already own. Otherwise why should I buy it? Of course there are a few exceptions for this like basics and things that need to be replaced. But generally I like to wear my nicest clothes while shopping and only buy something new when it’s nicer than what I already have on.
So no surprise that my newest clothes are my favorite clothes.
I’m super excited when I can wear the new outfit and I feel amazing and fabulous. I may even repeat that outfit a few times in the same week.
No matter how amazing that outfit is though, it’s rare that I will wear that exact same very often after that.
My ‘issue’ with clothing
One of the ‘issues’ I have with clothing is that I quickly get bored with an outfit. I don’t particularly like wearing the same outfit over and over again.
This is particularly true for prints, which is one reason I tend not to buy many.
I always thought that this was a huge problem and something I would need to fix. But I now realise it has its advantages too!
You see, me not wanting to wear the same outfit again FORCES me to mix and match. I have to look inside my closet and come up with new and creative ways to make the items exciting and new again. Many times I find other combinations that look just as good and often better!
Important buying rule
That is one reason that anything I buy needs to comply with another rule: I should be able to wear the item with at least 3 other items in my closet.
My friend Greetje was recently showing some new outfits on her blog. She mixed her new leather green jacket with both a long a-line skirt and a pencil skirt. This is already unusual for her as she used to buy complete outfits in shops and would stick to the same outfit most of the time. She still likes doing that, but more and more she is starting to mix and match her clothes and be more creative.
I loved that she had already worn this jacket 2 ways and I loved both combinations. Greetje herself was not super pleased with either outfit and said she would try other combinations. Great! Go into your closet and see what else you can come up with. This particular jacket should be easy to combine with many colors of pants and skirts and may even be worn over a dress.
Why it’s good to be quickly bored
So getting bored with your clothes can be a good thing.
- It forces you to buy clothes that can be mixed and matched.
- It forces you to be creative and try out new things.
- It ensures you always look fresh and exciting.
- You allow yourself to have FUN with fashion.
Of course, you do need to be mindful that being quickly bored with your outfits does not lead to shopping more! It will take some discipline to shop your own wardrobe instead.
But hopefully, being aware that you do get bored with your clothes easily, also gives you some incentive to buy smart and create the right balance of basics and show pieces in your closet.
Do you tire of your outfits quickly or are you happy wearing the same outfits over and over again?
Photos by Ron from No Fear of Fashion
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