Lately I’ve been throwing on some clothes and finding holes in quite a few of them! The tank and t-shirts that I wear most often definitely have a hole or two and some of my leggings do too. My favorite pair of skinny jeans also has a nice hole in it that I can put two finger through. I’m still wearing a lot of these though mostly as undershirts or layering over them with other items to hide the holes. Either that or I’ve put them in my workout clothes pile. A lot of these items are from places like Forever 21 that don’t make very good quality clothing.
While I’m still going to try to wear these until they are too ratty, I think it’s time to at least start buying some items that will last me longer and will cover me up! I used to just hit the stores and just buy whatever I thought looked cute. Now I am moving toward buying higher quality items that will last much longer in my closet.
I try to keep a few things in mind while shopping:
Don’t follow trends
I don’t need to look trendy, I just need to look nice and presentable. Certain styles that I know are extremely trendy I try to stay away from because they just won’t work in a couple of months from now. It’s a great way to spend all my money because either I buy more clothing or I look like last season.
Classic all the way
I tend to gravitate towards basics but that doesn’t mean everything I have is just t’s and jeans. If something catches my eye if it’s something that’s considered classic then yes it still works. I usually end up being items that have one little thing about it that makes it cute and not just a basic. For heels I tend to go for stilettos since those have stood the test of time. Wedges are another one but not as likeable as stilettos.
Quality over quantity
It’s rare to find me in Forever 21 these days even though I still love how cute their clothing is. Most of my clothes with holes in them are from there. The material is pretty thin and holes just appear out of nowhere sometimes.
Confidence to pull it all off
Everyone has their own style and if you just like what you’re wearing then totally go for it! Doesn’t matter if other people think that you’re not fashionable and trendy. If you can still pull it off then great. There’s a resurgence in thrift store fashion that has become a trend in itself.
Borrowing instead of buying
I used to live pretty close to mys cousin who has a lot of dresses and is the same size as me. Anytime I needed one I would just drive over and raid her closet for something new. Well new to me and just sitting in her closet for her. Save some money buy borrowing some rarely used clothing or if you have a good friend exchange everything! It’ll be like having two closets to choose from.
There’s nothing better than throwing on some old comfy clothing that is super soft from years of wearing and washing. Even better if it’s not holey! I keep a lot of my clothes around with pieces even from high school! I’m hoping if I keep going with these points in mind while shopping that I won’t have to replace much in the future.
What’s your point of view when it comes to shopping for clothes? Get whatever you like or buy things that last longer?