Post # 1
I go through bouts where for no good reason I suddenly hate everything in my closet, can’t seem to put a decent outfit together to save my life, and have a strange desire to chuck (or donate!) all my clothes and swap them out for new ones. Unfortunately, my wallet doesn’t always tend to agree. So when I finally do pick something and step out in it, I almost instantly experience “outfit remorse” and wish I had gone with something else. Anyone else ever experience this?
PS- I realize this post sounds shallow and petty and that there are a million other more important things going on and I’M SORRY!
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
That and when my lifestyle changes since I’m in a transitional period of my life, and suddenly I don’t have anything that seems appropriate for the situation/location/career I’m now in.
It’s a struggle lol.
Post # 3
I don’t hate my clothes, I wish the quality could be better. I wish the Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor…. from many years ago still exist. I would rather spend more to get better quality. Now it feels like it’s clothes that last for a few washes, or I have to spend a lot more for quality.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
THIS! I’ve really been disappointed in some of the pieces that I spent good money on, only to look ratty in a short amount of time.
Every few years I try to revamp my closet. Half of my closet is Express and the rest is pieced together from a variety of other stores, from Banana Republic to H&M, TJ Maxx, etc.. If you’re trying out a new style then maybe going to the less expensive, fast fashion stores is a low stakes way to do it. That way, if you don’t love it years to come after buying it, you aren’t really out of a lot of money!
Post # 5
All the time! That’s when I decide to feed my unhealthy shopping addiction lol.
Post # 6
I’ve done this at least 2 times in my life. Its when you’re entering into a new phase of your life. Its normal if you ask me. Donate it all and start fresh. Change is good. It means you’re growing/maturing. Just make sure your bank account is padded beforehand 😉
Post # 7
I’ve definitely experienced it! Most recently I did an update (got rid of maybe 1/3 of what I had) when I started wearing full coverage (wrist to ankle) daily instead of only occasionally. It was fun and I found lots of ways to repurpose my existing wardrobe with some new pieces!
Post # 8
Only on the days I have to get dressed.
Post # 9
ALL OF THE TIME!!! I am a chronic purger. I frequently get rid of items that I haven’t worn in a few months and go on to replace that items with something else. I am working on currating a wardrobe I love enough to keep mostly stable (though I will ALWAYS love shopping and ALWAYS love Old Navy).
What I have found to be really helpful in combatting purge-mode (AKA spend all my money on clothes mode) are these four things:
1. Nail down ONE solid work outfit and ONE solid casual look, even if that means more expensive pieces. I recently spent a decent amount on THE PERFECT pair of jeans and light sweater for my body type and a cute pair of all-weather shoes (backless mules that I love). And I spent a little bit on a whole work outfit (a gorgeous floral, figure-flattering dress and matching shoes). That way when I HATE everything, I know I have at least two staples that I can throw on and get compliments/feel good in.
2. I let myself buy a lipstick. Lipstick works for me, but it could be any makeup/accessory that changes up a look slightly. I might spend 5 dollars on a Milani burnt red lipstick, but it really changes the whole look up tremendously. This would also work with some statement earrings from Forever 21 or something. Spend 5-10 bucks, but feel like you got a little wardrobe upgrade.
3. If budget allows, spend a little money on changing your hair with cut and/or color. Often times, spending 50-100 bucks on your hair is cheaper than revamping a whole wardrobe and it will change the whole feel of any look you put together!
4. Start working out regularly, if you don’t already. I don’t know you or your situation, but I know for me, that I find that I relish dressing myself in the morning when I feel better about my body. I was working out consistently up until 2 months ago, and I really feel the 10 or so pounds that I have gained. Where I used to love getting dressed and taking pictures of myself in the morning, I never do it now and I cycle through at least 3 outfits before finally deciding, because I don’t feel good in anything.
I hope this helps! 🙂
Post # 10
I do, and I’ve noticed it happens in relation to my menstrual cycle quite often. (Which makes sense as I tend to bloat and feel unattractive no matter what I wear right before my period.)
Things that help:
-have some killer accessories. A designer statement bag, an amazing pair of boots, a signature accessory piece that makes you happy.
-look for outfit/capsule wardrobe inspiration on pinterest. Often i’ll get ideas for pairing items that I never would have thought of! Just recently, I pinned a photo of a very chic looking lady wearing a navy/white striped Breton shirt with a multicolored patterned scarf. I had a nearly identical shirt and a very similar scarf but never would have thought of pairing the two. I copied the outfit and wore it to work last week and I felt chic.
– “shop your closet”. sometimes i will have a glass or 2 of wine and then play dress-up in my closet, trying unusual combinations. I’ve found some really cute outfits this way! (as well as some diastrous combinations which fortunately never saw the light of day!)
Post # 11
Yes. When they didn’t fit because I had gotten too fat.
Post # 12
Absolutely! It usually corresponds with my period as I’m bloated out and nothing fits right or feels right and I feel naff in myself in general
Post # 13
Haha almost weekly.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to truly update my wardrobe (saving for wedding, baby, etc) and I honestly want to throw everything out and start over lol.
Post # 14
Yes everyday because I got Love fat and it’s really pissing me off. I tore my rotor cuff, had surgery 5 weeks ago, and it’s going to be a bit before I can get back to the gym. I’ll just sit here and sulk while eating a big bowl of ice cream.
Post # 15
Yup. Muffin top over my jeans is the one that gets me. In fact I should wear some dresses, that’ll work.