Here’s to cleansing in the new year—and I’m not talking about juice diets. I’m talking instead about a wardrobe purge. To me, this is the best kind of cleanse. To sort through clothing, shoes, and accessories I haven’t worn in years. To let go of items that don’t fit well; never fitted well; or go with anything else in my closet. To save only the pieces I love and love on me. And then? Give the rest away.
I love doing this at the start of the New Year. Because not only does it free up my closet for winter sales and upcoming spring lines, but it also hits the refresh button on my wardrobe. If you’re anything like me and you’re faced each morning with a cluttered closet, getting dressed feels chaotic. Items I love mixing with items I’m bored with or never seem to like on me make for a frustrating dressing experience. What’s the solution? Remove those unwanted pieces for good.
So many times I hold up a piece of clothing in my closet and say, “I might wear that if…”; “That looks okay on…”; “Maybe if this fitted like…” Why then am I keeping that piece? All it does is fill up space. And make getting dressed more frustrating.
Instead, if I can purge my wardrobe of those misfits and maybes, I’ll be left with a closet of items that I love. Sure, it might mean less options. But I’d rather have less options of items I love than multiple pieces of items I’m confused by.
Best thing to do is to bring out each piece in your closet and ask yourself three questions:
- Have I worn this piece in the last month?
- Do I love the way I look when I have it on?
- Does it go with at least three items in my closet?
If you answer yes to all three—put that item back in your closet. If the answer is no? Give it away. Not only will you be creating a stress free wardrobe, but you’ll also be helping those in need acquire their own beautiful wardrobe.
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