About a year ago, I wrote that I was going to buy no new clothes for a full year. My motivations were to save money and to move towards a more sustainable, ethically-minded approach to fashion. So how did I go?
Well. I, uh, still bought clothes. So, I guess that didn’t work out like I’d hoped.
I could tell that my grand plan probably wasn’t going to work too well when I still hadn’t broken old habits a month into my self-imposed challenge. It was a steady downward slide from there on.
However, I was definitely much more conscious about what I was buying, particularly when my wardrobe space shrunk and so did my available spending money. I made far fewer purchases over the past year compared to my previous habits. I’ve also shifted my focus towards retailers who scored favourably on the 2015 Australian Fashion Report.
So what exactly have I learned from all this? Continue reading