Anyway, although I definitely don’t recommend starting a spending ban just as all the new season pieces land in October (especially when you’re in need of some serious layers), it was an incredibly useful exercise in realising what I needed in my wardrobe and where the gaps were. Being able to consider purchases over several weeks opposed to impulsive moments felt sensible and ~grown up~, especially being part of an age where everything feels like it has to be instant and ‘buy it now!’ Seeing endless hauls, new ins and Instagrams can always add to the pressure to hop on a bandwagon quickly and part with the pounds too. Haven’t we all been guilty there?
On top of that, being someone who often buys things before often seeing what they already have to wear- rediscovering the pieces that I truly turn to again and again was great, especially at showing me the areas I can probably go to invest in later on. I definitely noticed a pattern with the things I love the most, and have put together a capsule wardrobe video here talking about them in more detail too.
With items such as my Monki coat, Levis jeans and black velvet Boden jacket getting their fair share of exercise this month, I’m definitely determined to fill the few gaps and keep it up. Who knew a spending ban could get a girl so philosophical? Let’s see how I go- at least on a more flexi scale anyway. Ahem…