By drawing these highly sophisticated pie charts we can clearly demonstrate why we have nothing decent to wear despite numerous shopping expeditions. The charts took me a good hour to draw and were loosely based on my old shopping habits. I urge you to do the same, to identify potential wardrobe malfunctions. Save yourself time, heaps of money and of course fashion kudos.
Draw your own wardrobe/real life chart – would love to see what discoveries unravel. METHOD: draw a pie chart representing the current items in your wardrobe. No cheating / no hiding! Then a second pie chart outlining daily life activities for say the next two three months. (Include mundane things like chores, Internet time , tv etc) Compare at leisure…pin pie charts in visible location inside the wardrobe. Wisdom behold!
The problem is, as my sister succinctly states, we do not really shop for clothes, but we shop as a distraction because there are other issues that need fixing in our life. General dissatisfaction with the day job, weight problems or simply intense boredom with daily life can lead to little shopping expeditions to ‘cheer up’. Although nothing wrong per se, with a little retail therapy, constant reliance on it, can have a disastrous effect. Not just financially, but for the planet and for our own self esteem, these issues need to be dealt with rather than stuffed inside a shopping bag.
Personally I find daily yoga invaluable for keeping some sort of sanity in my life, I try to keep active, avoid too much sugar and processed food and on special occasions indulge in aromatherapy. In some bizarre way, decluttering and sorting my wardrobe out is extremely therapeutic. Its not always possible to control what hideous things go on at work, but I can keep my closet spick and span, god damn it…
thank you to those of you – who emailed me their own fashion pie charts! Love them. If I get enough of them, we can do a special post. Keep them coming.