Are you an impulse buyer?
Anyone who knows my wardrobe may dispute this, but I promise over the course of the past few years I have been trying to downsize to work out what I really do need.
Alack, impulsive buying has meant I continually have so much crap! Despite the ill-fitting clothes, the expensive items that just aren’t ‘me’ enough to wear them, the impractical shoes and the ugly jewelry (life is WAY too short for ugly jewels!), there have been several material things that have really changed my wardrobe and made my life simpler and comfier! I know it sounds cliche but I think your clothes can impact on the way you feel.
As Richard said, what is the point? Well, I want to introduce to you the items that I DON’T regret for a second and I’d love to hear about your impulse buys you don’t regret also: the items of clothing that have changed your life. The jeans you will never stop wearing, the merino possum scarf you swear by, the cashmere underwear you would wear everyday if you could.
♀ Comfy, jumping-in-puddles shoes:
I used to always dread heading into Tasmanian winters. Since making the switch away from acrylic and towards wool, I’ve been able to enjoy the cold weather a little bit more. Lib made her own impulse buy when she bought some Dr Martens from Evandale Market, several sizes too small. Cue me, her vertically challenged friend in desperate need of shoes. Through Lib’s generosity, I have had some go-to shoes that look great with everything, are comfortable and I don’t feel like I’m going to slip on my butt in the mud walking down the drive way.
After spying some pretty purple docs on Hobart Clothing Exchange I knew I just had to have them. I can comfortably wear them all day long selling pretty handmade goods at Salamanca market and can run to work in them. Hooray for these shoes! Just putting on my docs make me want to walk!
♀ A pretty watch:
I bought a cheap purple watch off ASOS about six months ago. At the time I thought it was definitely an impulse buy – but to be honest having a watch on my wrist has been great for me. It’s a constant reminder to make time, to be on time, to plan ahead and to monitor my energy and how I’m feeling. True, I could just look at my phone. But I’m much more inclined to check my wrist regularly and consciously without having to dig around in my bag.
♀ A backpack!
Holy heck. I’ve had a backpack before but not one so small and goddam cute enough for me to want to take it everywhere.
I bought my backpack at Hobart’s Re-Loved Market for ten dollars. It’s patchwork suede in pinks and browns.
It fits my new Kitty Came Home wallet (another amazing impulse buy- this one from my work at Merchant), phone, snacks, a notepad and even my drink bottle. My hands are free to pick flowers, take selfies and propel myself faster down the hill when I’m running late for work.What items of clothing or accessories have made your life simpler? Do you have an impulse buy that turned out to be the best thing ever?