Hire clothes for special occasions instead of buying (e.g. as Laura’s Dresses in Glasgow: https://www.laurasdresses.com/ ).
We want to build a directory of alternative clothes hire shops! Please post links to your local clothes shops in the General Discussion forum.
Restyle or repurpose clothes in your existing wardrobe (e.g. dying them with Dylon – check out the video below).
Diversify your wardrobe by borrowing clothes from friends and family.
If you need to shop for something, visit a physical shop rather than shopping online, as this reduces the risk of you ‘drifting’ into shopping for something else.
Reduce the temptation to buy something you don’t need by only going to shops when you *need* something specific.
You’re not alone. The weekly reflection diaries show that everyone is facing similar challenges and contain some great examples of how many of you are overcoming them.
Reduce your exposure to targeted adverts by installing an adblocker (we recommend this one) on your browser.
Delete apps (e.g. ASOS) that could potentially tempt you into buying clothes you don’t need.
Reduce your exposure to emails that could potentially tempt you to visit your favourite clothes retailer/shop.
Sell or give-away unwanted items. As part of their de-cluttering strategy, one of the original Fashion Detoxers separates clothes in his wardrobe into three categories:
- In regular use (within the last 3 months),
- Likely to wear again or have sentimental value,
- Not going to wear again.