I have a client who suffers from Fashion FOMO. For her, the anxiety is specifically triggered at preschool drop-off. She hones in on a trend and perseverates, seeing it as the key to a fashion secret society that she hasn’t yet accessed. If left to her own devices, she would buy it all. In fact, prior to hiring me, she had. She got so caught up in the dynamism of the fashion industry that she wasn’t enjoying what she bought before she was on to the next trend.
In an effort to curb her spending and quell her anxiety, I gave her a mantra. Whether looking at instagram, shopping online or noticing emerging trends on the pre-school circuit, any time she feels her fashion FOMO rearing its ugly head she reminds herself
“I don’t have to own all of the cute things”.
If this dynamic sounds familiar to you (no judgees…even talented wardrobe fall into the instagram trap from time to time), slow down. Remind yourself that mindfulness is the best trend you can buy into, and moderate your consumption accordingly. Your closet, wallet and heart will thank you!