Every few months I go through the clothes I hoard in my spare room and try to clear some space and donate some to charity. Each time I have the best of intentions to rid myself of a large pile but usually only get rid of one or two pieces of clothing. But in January of this year I was more determined than ever to get rid of as much as I could.
My problem is that I am a classic Libra – I struggle to make my mind up. I hum and ha and when it all gets too hard I just put the item back where it came from. I like to have someone next to me, telling me what I should do.
I was doing really well downsizing as my clothes I had been storing were too big for me, and I had no intention of fitting into them again. But when it came down to my 2 old denim jackets, I had no idea what to do and was stressing myself out. These denim jackets are 13 and 16 years old. I have had them since I was in high school and probably haven’t worn them in just as long a time.
After what felt like an eternity of trying to decide, I took photos of them and sent them to my Mum with a message saying “Should I get rid of my denim jackets” and her reply was “No they will probably come back into fashion” – so I kept them.
And do you know what? Just a few months later they did come back. Denim jackets are in all of the stores at the moment and I don’t need to buy one because I have 2 vintage denim jackets hanging in my wardrobe. I have made good use of my denim jackets and paired them with leggings and dresses. They add a casual look to my outfit and are super comfy.
Denim jackets become softer the older they get and are so easy to clean as you can just throw them in the washing machine. Better yet, they don’t lose their shape like cardigans and jumpers and if they fade they look even better.
So my denim jackets will be staying in my wardrobe until they are unwearable. As they say, everything old is new again.