Honesty I’m having a love hate relationship with fashion and shopping in general right now. It seems like with all the sales and everyone being at home with their phones and computers 24 x 7 at their disposal right now, the temptation to shop has become even greater than usual. I’m torn, on one hand I justify shopping because these times are stressful and as I am spending less in general (not spending as money on other categories such as travel, gas, activities with friends and eating out) why not treat myself on something that brings small joys. But on the other hand these things are not necessities and I could be saving this money instead, potentially investing it. Plus, where am I seriously going to out in these new clothes, I mean maybe to the grocery but between you and me I’d feel slightly over dressed. To be honest it’s a constant fight inside my mind, seeing IG full of bloggers and sales being advertised on brands that typically weren’t as affordable the temptation is real. So my strategy has been to limit the content I intake on social media advertising fashion (there’s sections on FB and IG where you can opt of seeing ads from brands that you find tempting to look at) & to have balance. I’m not going to completely avoid the joy I get from shopping for clothes but I am going to come up with a game plan by limiting myself to 5 things for both the fall and winter season and purchase them only when they go on sale. Below are the 5 trends I’ve seen and the shops I’m eyeing them at. Also for the remainder of the year I’ll only be shopping during Labor Day and Black Fridays sales as I feel these will be the times I’ll able to get the best deals on the below items.
- Cardigan + Tank Matching Sets
- Polo Style Everything
- Colorful Ribbed Tanks for Layering
- Puff Sleeve Garden Dresses for Fall
- Black Jeans
I think the key is treat yourself to a few items that bring you joy but to stay strong and limit the purchases you make. Make a list before hand and stick to only getting those items. Don’t casually browse shopping websites, but only go on when you know the items you’ve identified will have a deal. Good luck: )