All of us have faced the age old dilemma – A wardrobe overflowing with clothes, but nothing to wear. A lot of us are hoarders, we hang on to things that don’t fit us today but may look great on us after we lose those pesky 5 pounds. Sometimes we gravitate towards a particular silhouette or color and keep buying different variations of it. And then there are those on-trend pieces that we wore once but aren’t quite sure about wearing again.
After buying a red dress online and realizing that I already have the exact same dress (with tags on!), I decided to take stock of what I own and pare it down to things I love. If you are in the same boat as me as you pack up your winter wear and prepare your spring wardrobe, here’s a handy flowchart to help you –
I began by emptying the contents of my entire wardrobe on the bed. In the back, I found a ton of shoes that I had worn once, put back in boxes and never worn again. Needless to say, D is quite horrified at the state of our guest room. However, there is method in this madness and using the flowchart above, I sorted all my clothes in neat piles.
As of today, I have 5 bags of clothes to donate and my closet looks a lot leaner. I also have a lot of new ideas about using clothes/shoes that were underused. Most importantly, I have a better idea about the missing pieces in my closet and can shop with more focus! This is going to take me a few weeks to sort through and I will share my progress in subsequent posts.
Have any of you cleaned out your wardrobe recently? Leave me a message below if you have any tips or tricks to streamline this process.