Fast fashion industry is shaping customer to buy impulsively, to get an adrenaline rush every week they see a new product on store. People ends up buying things they don't really need, but what they think they want.
Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes. — Vivienne Westwood
How many clothes in your wardrobe do you wear on a daily basis? Probably less than 40% of all clothes. Some maybe sitting inside your wardrobe for more than a year untouched.
There's also more product that you might not use besides those clothes. Random stuff on your desk, things in your drawers, old gadgets, boxes, accessories, that broken I-will-fix-it-later-but-haven't thing and miscellaneous things that collects dusts and eventually gets thrown away.
Maybe it's time to throw some stuff away?
Owning less product reduce stress. Owning less things means less time cleaning, managing, and decluttering. You have more time to focus on your work and life instead of things you own.
Instead of mindless buying cheap low quality product, a better buying scenario would be thoughtful buying of higher quality products, that'll last longer and you'll use frequently. Buying quality is an investment on yourself.
Each time you want to buy something, think whether you really need the product or just wanting it. Ask yourself: "Do I really need this product and will use it frequently?", "Do I already have something similar?", "Will this product last long enough?", and "Does it really helps me become a better person?".
It's better owning 1 shirt that last 5 years than 5 shirts that lasts 1 year each. The same thing applies with other products. You save money and time by not buying new product, while avoiding stress when you find the product you're using is failing and you need to replace it. When a product last longer, you'll also end up with less stuff to throw away, thus less polluting the earth.