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Today we will talk about the change in our consciousness, the new habits, and everything I learned during this unpredictable and strange 2020. From the moment we stayed home for a long time, I realized how much my whole life needed to change. Sometimes a lousy coincidence is there to distract our daily lives and make us think. About self-awareness and the fact that I began to appreciate everything around me, many times more, that I care about each of my loved ones and spend more time with them, we will talk another time. Today I signed on another topic, and it is my passion: fashion. You know what month it is. I guess I don’t need to tell you that it’s one of the huge discounts, Black Friday and that offers are lurking everywhere. I want to tell you a little more about how I see this period and how to get the most out of it without spending unreasonably.
I start with what I have changed in the last year in my wardrobe. First of all, I took out everything I had, turned off all the emotions that screamed, “but with this dress. it was at that conference”… or “this was my favorite dress at school.” Clothing is an art, but it is a material thing that you should not be attached to. So I cleared piles of bags of items for each season, which I distributed as follows:
Then I had so much space that I fit in half the wardrobe’s wing in our room with all the clothes – winter and summer. I arranged them by color and type. Sweaters, T-shirts, blouses, jeans – folded on the shelves. Shirts, jackets, pants, dresses, vests – on hangers. My favorite clothes stand on a stand to see them every day and bring them inspiration. From Stars / Mint Stories / I learned to part with a garment when I put on a new one. Everything sounds effortless; only the motivation and desire to start is difficult. Ever since I made room, it’s been light in my soul, too. In the morning, I do not look for where each garment is compatible with another from the wardrobe. I’m not a fan of full capsule wardrobes, because I’m a colorful person and from time to time I buy something for pleasure – but the critical rule I follow is to still be in the shades I wear, namely: black, white, red, dark green, dark blue, beige, orange, with the first three colors significantly predominant.
The next step to having a wardrobe to know each garment is to shop less often, but thoughtfully and look for quality. I can’t say that I have 100% reduced shopping in fast fashion chains, because I often find suitable items perfect for price/quality. More and more often I bet on a small number, but clothes and shoes that will stay in time and I will wear for many years. Timeless pieces, as I would put it. I’m sure you’ve dug up unique finds from your parents – and that’s because of the quality and timelessness of the clothes they once invested in. I want this trend to return and not just to “wear” the clothes but to appreciate them. As I mentioned earlier, this is an art in itself, which is why I am such an avid fan of fashion. Everything about you should express your style, yourself, and that doesn’t have to be this year’s trend. A coat that tells stories. A sweater that warms you every Christmas and brings you cozy memories of her family or shoes that have not betrayed you even after thousands of miles of fabulous places.
How to shop thoughtfully during the big Black Days campaign of Fashion Days? I share my recommendations:
Make a list of what you need in advance. Warm shoes for the winter, a nice coat, shirt, dress – be sure to describe them so as not to shop impulsively and emotionally.
Pre-place your favorite items in Favorites, so you can take a closer look at what you need and not put in the Basket everything that just caught your eye while browsing the site.
If you are hesitant between several similar items, then take the one that is of the highest quality, and you think that it will serve you for more than one season, and you have something to combine it with your wardrobe. It is important not to buy clothes and accessories that you have nothing to mix with because this will lead to an additional search for items to complement the outfit.
Outside the discount, I would advise you to wait for your decision, but in this case, the offers are so large that your number will probably not be left, so do all of the above and only buy what will be a great addition to your already built wardrobe.
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