New Trends. Old Clothes.

It’s getting cooler. You know, dipping below 20 degrees occasionally. The stores are full of new season goodies – boots, coats, long dresses, scarves and the promise of cozy, wintery times.

A new season is always exciting when you love fashion. What will the new trends be? What kind of lovely new things will people be wearing?

I am keen to be in fashion while being out of the buying loop. So I have a little problem – how can I adopt new season trends while not buying anything new?

Is that even possible? Read more

How not to get bored of your clothes

how not to be bored with your clothes

I was talking shopping with the girl who was shaping my brows. We were chatting casually, as you do, in that artificial, intimate bubble. I told her about my year long no new clothes commitment. She thought I was slightly (admirably) nuts.

I need new clothes,” she said immediately and then she paused “well, maybe I don’t but I’m bored with what I have.

Ah, there is the crux of it really. One of the big issues with the no clothes commitment. Once the virtue of it all subsides, it is kind of boring.  Read more

How to tell good quality clothing

How to good clothing

I am committing to a less is more approach to my wardrobe. So far so good and my no- buy-2017 is going strong. When I do, eventually, introduce new things, they are going to  exceptionally good quality clothing. I may have to spend a little more, but I think it’s important.The clothes in my wardrobe should last years and years. I have no interest in being part of the fast fashion cycle any more.

But how can you tell if a garment is going to improve through wears and washes or whether it’s going to lose all it’s shape and loveliness? Read more