It seems once a year Claire and I make the effort to go to the shops and sort out our wardrobes! Mostly we don’t buy clothes throughout the year, in a large part due to never having any money, but the January sales seemed like a good opportunity to get basically twice the number of clothes for the same price!
For me, it was about altering my look at work, but as Claire said, it was about merging the work and home styles together, so there wasn’t a defined ‘image’ for either one. I suppose it’s also about being more myself and not something I or other people think I should be.
So in true logical Matt style, I did a load of internet research into styles and fashion (most of which is ridiculous!) and after finding some really expensive styles, I tried to go for similar looks at much much cheaper prices. Then I went around our new(ish) designer outlet centre (Gloucester Quays) to just look around, and also into the town centre. Once i’d done this, I worked out what I thought I wanted to change the wardrobe and more importantly, how much I had to spend! We both got the same amount and went to work.
Two days later, I went back into town, then the Quays and managed to get most of the things I wanted, apart from two pairs of trousers and a cardigan. Since then, I found a cardy on the internet, so it’s just trousers left. I’m not going for jeans this year, or corduroy, as I want a change from normal!
Also H&M do a good range of organic cotton clothes. I got a spring time jacket for £30 and a couple of long sleeve shirts (£10 each). Amazingly, Primark also provided a good source of ideas, with some cool shirts for like £4 each!
Anyway, that’s about the extent of my clothes related blogging for the year!