I Went on a Shopping Moratorium for a Month and Reclaimed My Closet

When I volunteered myself to write a story about taking a break from shopping, it was under the guise of a journalistic experiment—when in reality, it was more of a self-imposed intervention. For months, I had been suffering from a chronic case of “I have nothing to wear” despite a closet that was overflowing with items that I just had to have when I bought them. Rather than spend time sorting through everything I owned to put together thoughtful outfits, instead, I spent money on more clothes.