This week is all about simple, daily outfit inspiration — and enjoying the winter for a while longer, even though I’ve got spring (shopping) fever like you wouldn’t believe.
Oh yes, I 100% still get shopping fever sometimes.
(And I don’t mean productive shopping, where your purchases are pre-planned and thought-out — I mean the unproductive kind, where you buy sandals that you can’t wear for another six weeks, just to stick it to … the cold weather?)
When this happens, I feed myself quotes on contentment. Like:
“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” — G.K. Chesterton
The next thing I do? I find something in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while, and try to style it in new ways.
Like these white Veja sneaks! In last Thursday’s post, my friend Jessica from Hej Doll mentioned her Veja sneaks as her top travel shoes. I have the same pair and it reminded me that I need to stop avoiding them.
They are still nice and clean, so I’ve been avoiding them because I might “mess them up”.
This is nonsense and I know it. I’m always afraid to “mess up” my shoes, but I actually wear them more once they are a little worn in. So it’s time to get ’em messy and get it over with.
Anyway. Other tips on resisting the spring shopping fever?
• Unsubscribe from retailer email lists with Unroll.me.
• Take a shopping hiatus for 10 days and try a 10×10 remix.
• Avoid browsing online and replace it with something fun like going for a walk, rearranging a room in your home, watching your fav show, or playing with your dog.
• Take it as an opportunity to learn something new about your closet. An easy way to do this? Grab my free downloadable wardrobe planner and fill out the first two pages. That’s all — you don’t have to commit to the whole thing. It’ll prompt you to list out pieces you own and love to wear, and pieces you own and never wear. By diving deep into why things do or don’t work for you, you’ll learn more about your style and your shopping habits.
So tell me, are you feeling the spring shopping urges? I’m in this with you! Got any tips to add to this list? Here’s to being present with the rest of winter and enjoying what’s in front of us right now.
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