You may know this already but in January I successfully completed my first no buy month challenge and I learned a lot in those 31 days (you can read more about that here). I had a no buy month for many reasons, with one being to jumpstart a low buy year. Now I am not promisising #20in2020 (20 new pieces in 2020), to be honest that kind of scares me 😅 But I am going to strive for it and certainly to purchase less than I normally do.
Not only do I want to purchase less but I want to become even more thoughtful in the purchases that I do make. And ask myself similar questions to these:
- How often will I wear this piece?
- How many outfits can I create with it?
- Is it something that will serve me well for seasons/years to come?
Thinking about these few and thoughtful purchases has left me with a list of items I want this upcoming year. And I wanted to share that list with you all. Honestly, I wanted to work on it until it was complete, until I had reached 20 items. But then I started thinking … Isn’t that the exact opposite of what I am trying to do here? Why fill up those spots with items I am not even sure I want right now. There is no magic number for me this year, all I know is that I want it to be low. So with that I give an incomplete list, but a list nonetheless, of items I am looking to purchase this year. And if you saw my stories yesterday then you know I have checked off number 1, which was my first purchase of the year.
- navy overcoat ✔️
- black Converse high tops
- perfect pair of destroyed denim
- olive trousers
- light suede ankle booties
- white slip skirt
- black tie up boots
- black, heeled, minimal sandal
- neutral, heeled, minimal sandal
- white bodysuit
- black bodysuit
- black hoodie
- minimal trench coat
- white loafers
I have a pair of olive trousers and a minimal trench coat picked out + waiting in my cart. I am just trying to make double sure that they are what I want. I think adding something to your cart and coming back to it in a few days is a good way to reflect on the purchase and to curb impulse buys.
I also want to add that when I say ‘perfect’ pair, I mean that it meets all of my wants. (And I have made a list for that too. So, for instance I want a pair of distressed denim with minimal distressing, lighter wash, straight and not skinny.) Ultimately, I don’t want to settle for a pair of pants and then a couple of months later wish I hadn’t have bought them. So, I am on the hunt for the best items for me.
There ya go, that’s my list so far. I’ll keep you updated with items I have added or taken away or purchases I have made. Are any of the items on my list ones you would swear by or is there anything you would add?