Where possible, I buy clothes second hand or as good a quality as possible for as cheaply as possible. I wear my clothes, for the most part, until they get too tatty to wear anymore.
I now have more clothes than I ever used to and it irks me somewhat. My jeans/trousers became way too large for me since losing weight and as they had become tatty, newer ones were purchased. The price of clothing always shocks me as I don't buy clothes often enough to not be shocked by their price, if you see what I mean.
One pair of the old tatty jeans has been designated for decorating and outdoor wood painting. Another pair had the legs cut off to make shorts for summer gardening. The bottom part of the legs will be used to make some dog toys for the grand dogs. For short time wear, they can be held up if necessary. So far so good. My 4 year old, cheap tee shirts were cut up into rags and the leftover bits saved to stuff said dog toys (along with some stuffing from an old but washed pillow).
Anything else that was too large but still in reasonable condition, was given away to the charity shops. Five cheap tee shirts have been purchased, some for pyjama tops, others for general wear. My shirts still fit, kind of. Anyway, a jumper or cardigan will cover those up!
Unfortunately, as recommended by a hospital visit, I am no longer allowed to wear trousers all the time (a post about that another time!). Off I went to find some winter skirts. I couldn't find anything my size in the charity shops so ended up buying some. I chose the best quality for the cheapest price, soft waists for comfort. I shall wear trousers when I need to go out as I am also no longer allowed to wear tights:(
Skirts and long socks are now a necessity but boy, do I feel guilty at their purchase. Shouldn't do, but I do, there you have it!
Have a nice weekend folks.