When embarking on the shopping style of "buy less, wear more" earlier this fall, I was quite shocked to see how it easy it was to not high street shop whenever I had a few extra bits of moo-lah in my account or spend frivolously on items I really did not care for.
I began this whole mini experiment back in late August with a budget and list. If you know anything about me, I never make lists or budget, hence I was truly searching in an unknown field. I searched high and low for the perfect item and when I finally went to do the dirty deed of spending, I crossed the item off the list. Oddly enough, buyer's remorse was not a present emotion during the spending process. Instead, I was graced upon with some form of accomplishment. I gave myself a little pat on the back for not wasting away my money and instead purchasing solid pieces that will brave through the next six months with me.
Of course, I'm no superhuman and I did break a couple of times, but do I feel guilty? Hell, no. Those items that were not on the list, like these super soft mock neck sweaters or my favourite maroon bag, have become staples in my closet.
Lame? I guess one could say. My biggest lessons from Round 1 on #SailorsDoesStaples is that a) a wardrobe built on basics will last you a long time, b) awesome items can make dressing much easier (and much more fun), c) quality over quantity doesn't mean that you need to spend a sh*t ton of money... just look at my Asos order history.
Here is the list for my first dip into Sailor Does Staples. I promise I'll be returning with a new list come March.