I SO miss buying clothes. Debt smashing is rewarding and all, but damn, sometimes I just want to bust out and buy a new wardrobe.
Right before I left for my South American backpacking adventure I spent quite a lot of cash on the items I needed for the trip – backpack, locks, headlamp etc. I also spent quite a bit on clothes.
When you have a small amount of clothes on high rotation for months and months, you want to start the trip with clothes you aren’t already sick of wearing. I am pretty much sick of my entire wardrobe at the moment. Unnecessary clothing purchases were the first thing to go when I got serious about paying off debt and saving.
In preparation for my trip to Central America, I have decided to approach my clothing purchases in a different way. I have prepared a list of the items I want to take and plan to purchase these throughout the year and pop them in a box to stay all nice and new for my trip!
Sure, I could put the money aside instead but I think this approach will give me the little shopping hit I need occasionally, and it’s just a bit of a different way to prepare 🙂
Here is my list:
- 3 x pair of shorts
- 3 x t-shirts
- 3 x singlets
- 2 x casual summer dresses
- 2 x hoodies
- 2 x leggings
- 1 x pair of jeans
- 1 x pair of hiking pants
- 1 x rain jacket
- 1 x cardigan
- 1 x jacket
I will be taking other things (underwear etc!) but these are the things I’d like to have new 🙂
Speaking of holidays, I’m off to New Zealand tonight! Just for a week 🙂 but I can’t wait! I won’t be posting my normal weekly spend report on Sunday but I’ll check in after my trip and let you know how I went on my holiday spending – holiday budget vs actual spend.