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Fashion Schmashion

I have never really been into fashion, apart from a brief period in my early teens were I would bemoan the fact that my Mum bought me clothes which I didn't like sometimes and then I would complain 'I can't wear that, it's not in fashion!' Nowadays I do not care at all what I wear. If I feel comfortable in it and I like it, then I am going to wear it, who cares what anyone else thinks?

I have a wardrobe busting at the seams, full of clothes I never wear, and a woefully inadequate chest of drawers where I am supposed to store things which don't need hanging up, but I can usually not get access to it as I have a pile of clean clothes in front of it, not in it, which prevents me even getting the drawers open to even put things away. It's not that I don't want to put them away, it's just that I know I have far too many items to fit in there and if I do start, I will end up having a big sort-out and that will take too much time. This probably drives my husband insane but as an personality type, I have read that this is quite normal. I know where to find everything in that pile, and although other people's clutter drives me around the twist, I am quite happy with my own - just don't you dare try and move any of it for me!

I've digressed slightly here... fashion. Oh yes, that's what I was talking about.

My over-stocked wardrobe has clothes in all sorts of shapes, styles and sizes. Some items are too big for me (for when I put weight on) and some are too small on me (for when I actually lose weight). Each item in there has been bought by me or given to me because I like it. I care not one jot if it is fashionable now (or ever was in some cases!) and I will continue to wear what I want out of there. Some of the items are 20 years old. I don't like to buy new clothes just for the hell of it (unless it is for a special occasion) but I don't like to throw out things which I like. It's part of the reason why I gave up on dieting a few years ago as I decided that if I lost weight, I would have a load of clothes I could no longer wear due to them being too big and I would have to go shopping for more clothes. When you really do not follow fashion at all, and like your own style, it is very difficult to find anything you actually like in the clothes stores. So I might end up throwing something out and then spend the next 10 years trying to find a replacement for it...

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suzzy3 wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:40 PM

I am not an ardent follower of fashion and know what I like. I like to be fairly fashionable as being an old woman is not for me.

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:43 PM

I'm 40 now and I still dress how I want. I plan to continue this for as long as I live :)

SteveW68 wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:56 PM

Yes, your husband probably being driven insane by this - but I am sure he loves you for who you are and not the piles of clothes on the floor... ;)

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 4, 2015, 6:12 PM

I love my jeans and t-shirts. As long as I have them I am content.

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 7:19 PM

I pretty much live in jeans and t-shirts too. I have done since I was a teenager. I feel no need to change now!