Is it me or is shopping for clothes a tad boring and hard work too? I’ve had vouchers for John Lewis and M & S in my purse for months now, but I just can’t get motivated to go shopping.
Now, some of it is probably because I do have clothes for (almost) every occasion, so when I find myself in a High Street shop, or flicking through on-line retailers, the styles are all styles I’ve worn before so nothing really excites me.
Mini-dresses and floaty dresses (flower-power style) were around in the sixties, midi’s and maxi’s I wore in the seventies – although midi’s appear to be being promoted as ‘something new’!
Thank heaven there is little evidence of shoulder-pads or power-dressing styles from the eighties coming back into vogue…yet!
From the nineties onwards it seems ‘anything goes’ and most of us must have ‘anything goes’ clothes in our wardrobes. After all, who doesn’t have:
a pair of skinnies (drainpipes),
smart trousers (pegs)
a short dress (mini)
a below the knee dress (midi)
a maxi dress (long)
in their wardrobe nowadays?
Fashion simply re-invents itself but for ‘old gals’ like me, with plenty of years behind them, and plenty in front of them, we want something new, something different, and something that says, ‘Buy me’. See why I’m struggling?
Another reason for my ‘not shopping’ stage is possibly that our cottage is (and will be for ages) still going through renovations. I guess I could use said vouchers for house-stuff but who knows what I will need, or want, once the work is finished?
I am only just getting my head around the proposed ongoing works and as for style/colours that’s way too far ahead.
I hasten to add, I am not going into a ‘never going to buy anything again’ stage; in fact a couple of weeks ago I went for lunch with a couple of my best friends (D and L) and ended up buying a new handbag (a replacement for my beloved, but going scruffy, mustard handbag) and a fine-knit jumper. I am a huge fan of navy blue (being ex-navy myself) and of fine-knits (no, I am not an ex-knit – but I do love layering).
Shopping…over-rated or under-rated? What do you think?