A test of self-improvement by which I intend not buy clothes for 200 días – in principle – and change my own conception of clothes and fashion.
We almost a week hearing of the Diet Shopaholic, (read the news here). Following this Canadian journalist who decided not to buy clothes for a year and go telling it through his drawings, with the idea of desintoxicarse, promote creativity and give a new value to clothing Yet the moda In herself… a controversy has been created in the world of fashion and the Platform has also become famous “The Great American Apparel Diet”.
After a few days of spinning my head…. “¿I would be able?” Commenting peer and friends “¿If we can't buy clothes either, what is left?” or even with family "You can cut it with you a little online would be sufficient” my mother said.
i will join – a mi manera – to the project of being a while without buying but since I don't dare to say firmly about the whole year, I have decided to minimum 200 days without buying clothes.
The start date has been el 1 de septiembre de 2012 (ya sabéis, September is the new January) and according to my calculations period 200 days will end on 19 March 2013. Almost seven months. The idea is not that that day I throw myself like crazy to the stores, but then, I have learned to appreciate some more clothes and discover my needs to face a new period in the consumption of textile.
According to the American platform, this allowed the purchase of underwear, Shoes and accessories. In my case, as I have to hand shoes, I decided to also limit these elements. I will only be able to buy underwear and "technical or specific" clothing” (to make deportation or if I need it for some special and specific reason for which a specific clothing is necessary, costume, temperatures, etc…) Ah! And winter boots daily, last year I broke my own and I can not go round in flip flops!
I tell you this new experience del Señor de las Gafas Amarillas as a form of reassurance and I have decided this issue, besides being quite round, why like that It forces me to live where they really decisive moments willpower be demonstrated, discounts, change of season, Maison Martin Margiela H para&M…
¿What am I trying to achieve with this??: Much of the news they blame the crisis and savings. Although it never hurts to save, in my case, I do not consider myself wasteful, no it is both an economic issue, but rather psychological. I want to prove to myself that I am able to avoid all day and need more thought me I realize that you need and that I should learn to take advantage. I also intend to encourage my resources by recycling clothes or looking for new combinations. But I won't combine to pass the buck (“People will not even how much they repeat” – cite information from “The Great American Apparel Diet” with a reflection that I find it quite frivolous) but to exploit my talent and my style.
For other views on this issue I recommend articles as interesting as Cameron (The Devil wears Zara) where I paraphrase a cool paragraph… “What do you want me to say, These rules are a roll. No impulse buying, without that you get along without prove late because you see your way through the box, without that skirt it is super close you but for which you promise yourself lose a couple of kilos to be divine (and you know you never will), ¿Where is grace?” . Although she sees little need if not a disease, It gives me the opportunity to understand and propose many things… I also liked the Anita operation closet Fried Potato Cameron recommended that in its own article.