No OOTD today but felt like rambling so here’s a pic from the holiday instead. About 4 years ago I KonMari’d my wardrobe with the intention of making it as close to “functionally perfect” as possible. Practical but aesthetically pleasing (to me) clothes for all occasions for my current lifestyle, everything needs to fit in the wardrobe and everything needs to have a place in it. Since then, my wardrobe has pretty much hit capacity without becoming messy and it’s left me thinking... Now what? Technically that’s it, no more clothes until the old ones wear down beyond repair. But most of my clothes still look brand new, which is great but also means I’m set! And yet I still keep looking at clothes and engaging in the world of slow fashion, which makes me want to obtain new things, even if it’s at a slower rate and no longer fast fashion.
If you consider curating your wardrobe/personal style your hobby, especially in the context of slow living and slow fashion, would you agree that it’s an inherently paradoxical hobby? Eventually you need to get rid of things to make space for new, especially if you’re also mindful of the size of your wardrobe. You can of course donate good pieces to shops that will likely get sold or sell them directly to someone which is much better than just dumping the clothes in a recycling bin, but packaging, posting and delivery all use resources and money just so I can keep playing around with new clothes. 🍂
I’ve wanted to live a more minimal/simple life free of clutter, but as I’ve been on this journey for a few years now, I’m starting to realise that if I want to really commit to it, at some point I have to stop wanting to obtain physical things beyond a practical need. And now that I’m reaching that point with fashion, I’m not sure if my mindset is there yet. 😕
If you made it this far, how are you curating your slow fashion wardrobe? Do you still donate/sell your clothes regularly? How do you stay inspired by fashion without obtaining new (to you) things? .
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