When you are fat you wear shapeless clothes, so my plan was to buy only essentials during the weight loss. friends told me that once I tried something on smaller, I would want everything new. I fought it, honest I did and first to go was trousers, they just hung. Then my basic tops that used to tell me I had reached my max weight started to look like rags, and people started to ask me to open my cardigans to see the weight loss.
So I went shopping , first for a few things in the US, and then the sales at M&S (If you don't live in the UK, M&S is our staple, quality store). 2/3 sizes smaller than when I started.
Got a little carried away with the bargains and my daughter got annoyed with me, saying 'Dont just but the same wardrobe again', she was right, grey or black or black & grey. Then I pushed the boat out and bought a green cardigan, she said 'well done but try something not knitted'. This is just an interim wardrobe so perhaps I will be better next time.
Oh and yes, had to buy smaller underwear.