They are not perfect untouchable pieces. They are meant to be worn, used, and altered. They are tools to your life.
Treat yo self. Such a great mantra. But in today’s world, it’s been twisted to promote purchasing.
I keep talking about shopping. Well, because most of the fast fashion issues are so closely interconnected with shopping. That’s just the God’s honest truth. It’s a consumer society we live in, and the fashion industry is based on fashion – trends that come in and out in order to encourage more purchases – not style – a consistent aesthetic and way of dressing that is wholly personal.
Friends can make or break you. They say that you’re the average of your five closest friends. If that’s the case, how are you doing?
Let’s face it, everywhere we look we have ads, or people’s highlight reels, or somebody enjoying something we want.
We all do it, we subscribe to the newsletter online, or in person at checkout. And then we’re bombarded with emails constantly showing us this deal or that deal or, “New arrivals selling out fast” and “Quick, you don’t want to miss this!”
Don’t try to do things alone. We’re not isolated creatures. Nor are we gods who can do anything. Get some help with your goals.
Changing others is a futile goal? You can’t change others. You can encourage behaviors, but you can’t force anyone into anything. You can however change yourself – to a certain extent, but I’m not going to get into the genetics of personality here.
We were talking about pleasure. You know what’s also pleasurable? Financial security. Some of us are more fiscally and financially motivated. We live in a culture of consumer debt. That does NOT mean this is a good thing. In fact, I read a statistic that says 46% Canadians are $200 away from insolvency. Not cool, guys. Not cool.
Knowing what drives you to shop is important because it helps to identify what you enjoy and what you don’t.