Ever since I was little I have showed very little interest in shopping. My mum thought, as I grew older we would spend time shopping together for clothes as mum’s often do, but I was never eager to trail round lots of shops.
My capsule wardrobe has never swelled with clothes over the years, as I tend to wear something until it is no longer salvageable, then it is finally replaced.
I wear clothes for warmth rather than to make a statement or to look stylish. I wish I had more enthusiasm, now we are in position to spend a little more on clothes my reluctance of old is hard to shift! If I go to a big clothes store I do not know where to start, the contrasting patterns and materials overwhelm me and I tend to stick to my trusted jeans, jumper and trainers. I have a couple of nicer items, a dress, my hotter boots I won, the odd glitzy top but overall I need to get better at the whole shopping experience!!!
If I make a point of visiting the bigger outlets and trying on more clothes, surely I will find items that suit me and compliment my look. I will become more knowledgeable about the latest trends; instead of wearing my usual perplexed look on my face! I found it so tricky settling on a winter coat, I actually bought a smaller version of hubbies! So now we are going round modelling his and her coats.
We visited Trafford Centre last weekend and I noticed another big shopping centre, the Wembley outlet which looks equally promising for a shopping education! I am determined to learn a little about fashion, so my boys dress well as they hit their teens and have more confidence shopping than I ever did. Perhaps I should go on a shopping trip with my newfound girly friends and my mum and watch and learn from them, then finally I might not be so clueless.