Image taken from weheartitWe bloggers are a fickle bunch. I personally am constantly influenced by what others are wearing, and find it all too easy to fall into the trap of "needing" something just because everyone else likes it. And on the odd occasion that I have bought something before the trend hits, I find myself reluctant to post about it for fear that I'll look like I'm just jumping on board. Case in point, those neon shoes from H&M that Lily wears so well. I bought them way back in July but just can't wear them on here incase you all think I'm a copy cat.
The other day I was watching YouTube when I had a revelation. Who cares what I'm wearing? The YouTuber I was watching looked nice, but her clothes just weren't my style. Did it matter? No! I still watched and enjoyed her video, regardless of the fact that I wouldn't wear her outfit.
Then I read Paige Joanna's post and it clicked. Why am I going out to buy the same clothes that everyone else has? I'm never going to be able to put together an inspirational outfit....my style is just middle of the road. And blogs with middle of the road clothes are, in my opinion, a pound a penny. Why am I spending a small fortune on clothes to be worn once (heaven forbid I post a similar outfit twice!) when I have an overflowing wardrobe of clothes waiting to be styled?
So I hereby pledge to stop my spending. There are a few bits I'm going to buy for my Autumn wardrobe following payday, but besides that I'm going to stop impulse buying just because I've seen a blogger wearing an item/think it'd look good on my blog. I'm not going to be sucked in by special offers on make up at Boots because quite frankly I have an overflowing make up cabinet and a whole lot of Empties posts to collect for.
Paige Joanna is hoping to get a better relationship with the wardrobe she already has, while I've got my fingers crossed that this is the road to better spending habits and a healthier bank balance. Who will join us and what's your journey?
Don't forget to use the hashtag #buylesswearmore to keep us updated with your progress!