Judge me all you want, but I'm an oddball female who doesn't like shopping and I have zero interest in buying trendy clothes. However, I have to at least dress decent and adhere to the business-casual dress code for work, and that's really my main 'motivation' to shop for clothes. I would happily wear uniform if it was an option, but those school days were long gone. =P Anyway, I'm the kind of person who will go shopping once in a blue moon, stock up on few outfits that fit me well, and wear the same thing over and over again until they tear (wear and tear literally).
Since I don't care about latest fashion trends and prefer to keep my wardrobe functional and simple, I don't like to spend a lot on clothes. That's why I'm a big fan of Uniqlo - a Japanese clothing brand that focuses on simple, high-quality, and well-designed clothes at the lowest prices. Btw, I'm not paid for promoting them, just purely sharing my two cents.
Fun fact - I was first introduced to Uniqlo because of the Amazing Race. The production team wanted everyone to wear plain outfits with no logos, and suggested us to shop at Uniqlo.
Rocking our colorful plain Uniqlo t-shirts during the Amazing Race. =P
Fast forward 3 years later, I moved to the US and had to 'survive' the winter here. I've heard about Uniqlo's Heattech products (a thin fabric that retains body heat), and decided to give it a try. There aren't any Uniqlo store near us so my only option was to shop online (only when shipping is free). Over the last 2.5 years, Uniqlo has slowly taken over half of my measly wardrobe as staple pieces.
Some of my Uniqlo purchases over the last 2.5 years.
I'm sure my co-workers have noticed that I'm not someone who wears anything trendy, bright colors, or bold prints to the office. Besides, I don't like having to make decisions of what to wear everyday so I'll just avoid "decision fatigue" by buying the same thing in different colors and rotate them around.
This is how I shop - On sale? ✔, Fit well? ✔, Buy the same thing in 5 colors - DONE!
And the end result...my uniquely Uniqlo wardrobe. =P I admit, I'm boring like that.
Another 'trick' that makes my shopping easier...I only buy stuffs below $10 (see above). I've spent a total of approximately $130 on my uniquely Uniqlo wardrobe over the last 2.5 years...whoopsie!
Uniqlo stores I've visited - Tokyo Ginza, New York 5th Avenue, Orlando Disney Springs.
Told ya I'm a fan. =P