I think you want to have just enough clothing so that a lack of clothing never becomes an obstacle in your life. The key is choosing your items well, i.e. well fitted, flattering colors, etc. A lot of people buy random shit not really knowing what looks good and they just buy more and more. Most people only have a few colors that really compliment them. A well conceived wardrobe should make dressing effortless. It should give you less choices not more. I think getting in shape would probably make most feel better than just buying new things, particularly if they are overweight or obese or super skinny. New clothes aren't going to do shit. Collecting things is terrible waste of time and money unless you do it as an investor. Even then its still clutter. DVD's and books can be had from netflix or the library. Stuff takes time to organize and clean. It gets in the way.