There's at least one thing I have in common with you: I like clothes. Some people might not understand us, but we know that something doesn't have to be expensive to be valuable. When something gets ruined or lost (or doesn't fit anymore), we will care and be sad about it.
This doesn't mean that our whole life revolves around our wardrobe or what we wear (not that there's anything wrong with that), but they represent more than just fabric and shapes. Personally, I can remember what I was wearing when something important happened to me (good or bad) and will make certain choices that go beyond mere fashion that add meaning to the day I'm about to face.
If this sounds familiar to you, then closet shopping will deem important. Upon browsing, "what was I thinking?" moments will come, "glad I still have this" pieces will reappear and above all, a look at your past self (even if it's only a few months difference) will be imminent.
As most objects do, clothes tell a story and unless we are naturalists, they will accompany us throughout our lives.
|Sex and the City's Carrie's closet (HBO.com)|
The closet shopping mentality is not the same as a simple closet clean-up and its effects are even better:
- You will understand why you love something and try to use it again or revive it in some way soon.
- You'll be sure why something has to go - it might still look great but if something brings you bad memories, you shouldn't have to keep it.
- You'll know yourself better - yes, clothes are part of who we are.
- You will develop a fashion style that is truly yours, regardless of the trends - you have been yourself long before this fashion season.
More ramblings about our relationship with fashion, here and here. This way for closet inspiration.