CLOTHES! CLOTHES! CLOTHES! CLOTHES!
Hello Everyone, I’m David Petersen and this is my mini LOVE STORY…
We all love clothes don’t we? Well of course we do! So let’s get started.
We claim to be fashion freaks and blah blah blah… We shop all day and all night, fill our wardrobe with more than it can hold and then wepurge our old clothes.
Why do we even do that?? do we know how much old clothes really mean? I guess not! cause if we did, we wouldn’t be so heartless. It means so much so keep the clothes that made you look good all the previous days and months and years and we don’t even think twice before we get rid of them.
Clothes are valuable! Especially the old ones. OLD IS GOLD. As a matter of fact, think about why we even purchased those clothes in the first place. Take a look at your closet, count the number of pieces of clothing you have. 10 pairs of jeans? 15 shirts? Whatever be the number.. Let’s not throw them all away.
We do not need new clothes, I mean of course we can’t walk around wearing the same stuff every other day but we can use it in a way that makes it feel like it’s just off the rack! Old jeans? Crop it! Baggy shirt? Take it in.. Tank top? Wear it with a skirt, do whatever it is to make it look new and comfortable to stay in.
I’m sure each one reading this has at least one outfit that you would never let go..
Clothes aren’t just clothes.. like they say “Perfume creates memories and leaves a mark” the same logic goes for clothes. There isn’t anything wrong in wearing the same outfit again, if you like it, keep it and if you keep it, wear it!
From my own experience and habits, I am a person who doesn’t like giving away old things, no matter what it is, be it shoes or clothes or even toys, old things somehow tend to latch onto me. I can proudly say that I still have clothes that I purchased 7 years back and yea it fits just fine.. Yayy me!
So my point is why throw away something just because you got something new or because it’s old and no longer in trend, you get out there and bring the trend back. I always disliked the idea of cleaning out my wardrobe, I would get all emotional when I see my old tee getting ripped apart or an old shirt which I loved years ago get thrown away, it really breaks my heart. Yep I am certainly vindictive when it comes to giving old clothes away.
HERE BEGINS MY SHORT LOVE STORY
I still remember my first pair of coloured jeans. I got my first pair when the trend seemed to have almost died down and then I finally purchased a pair of Red Jeans and how I was happy about it! I would wear it everywhere, even if it doesn’t match, I wouldn’t care lol! I was so happy with it and the thought of it now makes me feel nostalgic. So think about it, why throw away something that made you so happy a lifetime ago? Love your clothes and your clothes will love you back. And to be completely honest I still have my pair of Red Jeans, of course it has turned a little dull and faded but it’s still my pair of jeans and I wouldn’t trade it for another. So let’s try to shop less and make use of what we already own. Like me I’m sure each one has their own “clothes love story”.
So get to that closet and tell the old clothes you own, that you love them – then wear then – and lastly flaunt them………
Dear Old Clothes,
I will continue to wear you and love you.
The one who bought you off the rack.
– David Petersen