I have serious bouts of this and I’m not just talking the odd dress that looked better in the shop on the clearance rail. Do I just buy the wrong things, or am I just having a bad case of clothes hoarding?
Believe my I’ve cut down hugely. I used to own a closet several times larger than I do now. But I really wish, I knew how to wear some of the clothes I still own.
Now these 4 pieces are items I instantly snatched from the rails. These are items I WANTED to own. Yet they have been hanging in my wardrobe collecting dust for just too long.
An H&M skirt bought many years ago on clearance for £5.
I bought this instantly because I loved the fabric and the colour, yet I have never known ‘how to wear it’ I never know whether to tuck in or tuck out and all in all I crumble at putting together a girly outfit.
But I still to this day love the design of this skirt, so parting with this is not likely to happen.
Vintage lace dress bought from charity shop for £1
This dress is so timeless and classic. However it has only just survived the cut. I mean I think it was bagged up for charity once, but I salvaged it at the last minute. However I hold my hands up to have never actually have worn this. This is the typical ‘I like it on the coat hanger’ which later translates to ‘I don’t like it on me’ dress.
Harajuku Jacket bought in River Island for £35
To be quite frankly honest I bought this because it has ‘harajuku’ embroidered on it. As stupid and strange as it may sound. I was huge on harajuku and I do love embroidery.
I have worn this probably twice- three times pushing it going a few years back. At the time I bought it, I had real long hair down the bottom of my back, so the whole embroidered design was actually hidden under my hair. Pointless seems to hop into my mind.
I then had an even more unfortunate experience in which I saw a woman wearing it in quite an unflatteringly way. I know I shouldn’t be so quick to judge, but it just totally put me off wearing it. YET it still hangs in my wardrobe.
Lakers vest bought from charity shop for 50p
I wish I had guts. I really do. When I bought this I had this whole mad idea that it was retro and cool. And secretly I always wanted to own a basketball shirt. So to me this is COOL. But I totally bottled out of it. I mean I won’t even wear this in the house without feeling stupid, though I know on anyone else I would think it looked totally cool.
What is a girl to do, when she blatantly loves clothes, but seriously has no confidence/charisma to pull the damn things off.