If you notice people who are labeled shopaholics, you will find that they essentially love to shop for clothes everyday. Unlike most people who buy clothes twice or thrice in a year, these people buy clothes twice or thrice every week out of habit.
Many of us who buy clothes on an as needed basis look for the right time to buy clothes and plan our shopping accordingly. We do plan on what is required and when it is required and do not buy something when it is not in season or the demand may be too high.
When you need to go shopping for clothes depends upon how many clothes you have in your wardrobe that can be worn and are in good shape. As long as clothes are not torn, worn out or out of size, you may not need to replace then with new ones.
It is a misplaced thought with many people that the minute clothes are a little old, they are to be replaced. Even old clothes can be worn and they can be as good as new clothes unless you find that they are worn out, faded or torn. If they are in good condition, then old cloths are as good as new.
Many of us tend to confuse our wanting clothes with our need for cloths. When do we need clothes? Only when we do not have sufficient pairs that can be worn through out the week or if our old clothes are torn and worn out so much that we cannot wear them any longer. But then wanting clothes is a different ball game.
It is a good habit to buy clothes in small quantities wherever an occasion demands that you go dressed formally. On certain occasions like job interview or office parties you will have to be dressed formally and look smart. Go and buy one or two good pairs on such occasions and wear it to the function.
There is a huge difference need for clothes and want for cloths. Want for clothes can be unlimited wants and you may want to indulge in shopping every week, whereas your need for clothes is very limited and you might go out to buy may be once or twice a year only.
Proper care and maintenance is all that is required for your clothes to last a long time. You can then save up a lot of money and effort in having to drive around and make so many trips shopping for new cloths.