You can make your wardrobe so much more appealing in about 10 minutes flat.
For mums self care can come way down the list. Busy busy with our children, work, friends. home, and hobbies who has time to fuss? Changing body shapes can alter what suits us and money is so often spent elsewhere. But generally (even if it is superficial) it does make us feel better if we look good, feel comfy and well put together.
Few people feel their best in stained, holey clothes that have seen better days and no longer fit us.
Source VADS collection
I love this poster from the Imperial war Museum encouraging ladies to be resourceful !
I think in these financially constrained times it is still excellent advice. Going through your wardrobe can take mere minutes but can make the world of difference. You need just 3 piles
1) A mending pile for buttons that need replacing/stains/broken zips/hems
2) A charity shop pile for ones you really never wear or which have seen better days(put straight in car by front door to take)
3) A ‘don’t fit’ pile which you are going to pop in a storing with a big label bearing the correct size in case you get back there.(put the box straight in a store cupboard /loft)
You should be left with clothes you love, that do fit and don’t need mending. Getting dressed now will be simpler and you will feel like you have a fresh wardrobe.
Frugal fashion indeed.
(If you aren’t so good at mending why not trade a favour a cake/a pile of books/a babysit with someone who is )