I cannot believe that this is (finally) the last blog post for the Fashion Detox. While it has been a huge struggle for me to refrain from making any new purchases, this process has gone by pretty quickly now that I look back on it. This semester has flown by, as has my detoxing! I am interested to see if my shopping habits will change any from this experience.
I learned a lot throughout this whole process. I learned that I love shopping even more than I thought I did, and that it is a lot harder to go without new clothing for 3+ months than I thought it would be. Initially I thought this whole process would be a breeze, but I learned otherwise pretty quickly. I also learned that a lot of the purchases I would normally make are ones that are completely unnecessary. I learned that I need to start buying more responsibly. I need to start looking for quality pieces that will last me a long time and that I will wear for a long time. The majority of my clothing is very cheaply made and is fast fashion. I hope to cut back on some of these purchases to boost my own personal sustainability. While it is hard for a college student to be able to purchase good quality clothing, I hope that after college I’ll be able to afford this type of clothing.
This detox was definitely a learning process and I am going to take a lot away from it. I am more conscious of the purchases I am making, and I hope that continues for years to come. It is good to be aware of the impact your purchases could have on the world around you. I feel like this detox has accomplished that for me. Although at times it was tough and I got frustrated, I am really glad I went through with it and I will put my knowledge to good use in the future!