How old is your wardrobe?

How old is your wardrobe?

Sustainable fashion isn’t anything new, but it’s definitely a term we’re hearing more and more of and I don’t think it’s going anywhere any time soon. Fast fashion is being seen for exactly what it is, cheap, nasty, repetitive and damaging to everyone. So my question to everyone is how old is everything you have in your wardrobe? What is the usual timespan between you buying an item of clothing before binning it off in favour of something shiny and new (okay, not necessarily shiny, but you get where I’m going)?

In light of this, I’m going to be looking at my own wardrobe to see whether I’m retaining as much as I can and not getting stuck in the fast fashion cycle. I’ll look back on the last 10 outfits I’ve shared on my Instgram and will be letting you know how old each piece of clothing is. So without further ado, lets see how old my shit is!

  • Navy blue blazer from H&M – 4 years
  • White vest from Primark – 6 months
  • Jeans from Miss Selfridge – 5 years
  • Belt from Asos – 6 months
  • Michael Kors bag from TK Maxx – 1 year
  • Sunglasses from Balmain – 9 months
  • Black biker jacket from Topshop – 4 years
  • Black long sleeve top from Boohoo – 6 months
  • Green skirt from Asos – 6 months
  • Black Converse trainers – 8 months
  • Khaki parka coat from Oasis – 3 years
  • Black leather bag from Mulberry – 5 months for me and 20+ years for my Mum
  • Paisley skirt from Asos – 9 months
  • Scarf from New Look – 4 years
  • Hat (unknown) – 1 year
  • Coat from Oasis – as per above
  • Jumper from Asos – 4 months
  • Jeans from Topshop – 5 months
  • Chelsea Boots from Clarks – 5 months
  • Glasses from Balmain – 9 months
  • Hat from Dorothy Perkins – 1 month
  • Black biker jacket from Topshop – as per above
  • Cream cable knit jumper from Topshop – 1 month
  • Black jeans from Topshop – 2 years
  • Black leather bag from Mulberry – as per above
  • Chelsea boots from Clarks – as per above
  • Hat from River Island – 2 years
  • Jumper from TOBI – 1 year
  • Skirt from Miss Bella – 1 year
  • Coat from Topshop – 3 years
  • Chelsea Boots from Clarks – as per above
  • Hat from New Look – 1 year
  • Sunglasses from Balmain – as per above
  • Jumper from Topshop – as per above
  • Scarf from New Look – as per above
  • Bag from Ted Baker – 2 years
  • Jeans from Topshop – as per above
  • Chelsea Boots from Clarks – as per above
  • Hat from Dorothy Perkins – as per above
  • Coat from Topshop – as per above
  • Scarf from Dorothy Perkins – 1 year
  • Dress from Topshop – 2 years
  • Bag from Ted Baker – as per above
  • Black Converse trainers – as per above
  • Sunglasses from Balmain – as per above
  • Black long sleeve top from Next – 3 weeks
  • Coat from Oasis – as per above
  • Bag from Kate Spade – 7 months
  • Jeans from Topshop – as per above
  • Cherry Red Doc Marten boots – 3 weeks
  • Sunglasses from Balmain – as per above
  • Hat from Dorothy Perkins – as per above
  • Jumper from Miss Selfridge – 1 month
  • Bag from Kate Spade – as per above
  • Leggings from River Island – 4 years
  • Cherry Red Doc Marten boots – as per above

I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve personally been a bit shopping happy over the last few months and am definitely someone that loves to make use of everything, but I have got quite a lot of things that have been round for over 4 years (and I’m sure there are some older bits lurking in the depths of my wardrobe), so I reckon I’m doing pretty good! Although I have had a lot of new shoes over the last few months (can we take a second to show the new cherry red DM’s some love?!), they’re the items I tend to treasure the most – I have an old pair of Ugg boots that are 6 maybe even 7 years old – I can’t seem to part with the raggedy old things!

So, I’d like to invite you all in joining me on this challenge and to make use of your old clobber! How old are your favourite items and what do you keep for the longest?

2 Comments

  1. leah a lintz
    January 14, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Ooooo, I’m wearing one of my favorite jumpers today that you would definitely recognise! It has to be at least 15 or 16 years old and it’s still in near perfect condition. (Yes, Gab, it’s THAT one lol)

    • January 14, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      The orange one?!! 😂😂😂 that’ll last until the end of time!!

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