Want versus need? Now that is an interesting question. When we are making that “must have” purchase are we making it from a place of need or want? How many times have you been tempted by that “perfect” white shirt or that indispensable pair of “black trousers” At one stage I think I had enough black trousers and white shirts to open a boutique solely based on these two items. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I was trying to build up the much recommended “capsule wardrobe”. These items always seemed safe purchases, Now there is nothing wrong with that in and of itself. It is just that I must have had a convenient memory blackout until I got home and discovered that I had at least four or five similar garments.
Do you plan your wardrobe at the beginning of the season or are you more of an impulse buyer? Personally I have made considerable progress this year and have less items of clothing in my wardrobe. I can now see what I actually own and I have been much more disciplined in my purchases. This has resulted in simplifying my life. I have not quite achieved the highly recommended Project 333 but am definitely heading in the right direction.