As much as I adore fashion, I have stopped going shopping for clothes, and it feels pretty damn good to not feel the need to visit a mall for myself ever again.
I’m not sure what exactly made me remove “shopping” out of my life. I think one of them had to do with going to the H&M store on a regular day that ended up being retardedly packed. The lines for both the fitting room and cash register looked so painfully long, I couldn’t grasped the idea of why these people here were willing to sacrifice more than an hour of their time to buy a pair of pants or something. You have a closet full of clothes. Go home. Wear those clothes in your closet!
Speaking of closets, another reason is because I noticed I wasn’t wearing uh, 50% of the clothes that I already have. This is just stupid. Surely if a homeless person would ever hear me whine “I don’t have anything to wear!” when my closet is overflowing with all sorts of things to wear, they’d smack me upside my head–a well deserved smack that is. So now, I’ve been trying to give most of the clothes I rarely wear, a chance. And I’m liking it so far. It’s like getting new clothes all over again.
And the last reason is because fashion is constantly changing and evolving. I’m freagin’ sick of trying to catch up with the latest fashion trends. I just don’t care what’s hot anymore. It almost feels like buying the latest Photoshop CS software only to find out that they’re releasing a newer version of it the next week. Sorry but I can’t catch up if ‘yall keep on making new shit every day! I’m just going to ignore the world while I enjoy what I have, it may be a tad bit outdated, but at least I can finally relax.
I believe I’ve stopped going shopping for clothes for three years so far but have only shopped for myself only TWICE out of those three years. And of course, there are a few exceptions to my not-ever-shopping-rule:
- If I plan to attend someone’s wedding, I will probably shop for a new dress if I feel like the dresses I already have are inadequat due to cultural norms or w/e (ie: When I knew I was going to a wedding in France, I made sure to buy a particular dress that didn’t scream “silly American”).
- If it’s somebody’s birthday and I have to get a gift for them.
- If it’s a cute purse. LOLZ.
Well, I guess that’s it. That, and perhaps visit the Goodwill once a year or something. But those three things I’ve mentioned have a purpose to them. I will go to a mall and shop if I have a purpose to buy a specific item, but to browse? I vow to never browse again.