I read this great article today that legit changed my life. When I tell you what it said, you’re going to think I’m being dramatic, because it has to do with getting dressed, but honestly, when you think about how much time we spend/waste looking for something to wear, trying stuff on, picking out outfits, etc., this advice really could dramatically improve your life, or at least your mornings. So basically this girl spoke to an organizing expert and found that the real reason she can never find anything to wear in the morning and she hates everything in her closet is because most of us only wear about 20 percent of our closet (if that) and we’re forced to weed through 80 percent of our closet that is for an old us. It holds value to us as a memory or as a different version of ourselves but doesn’t work for the person and life we have now, and therefore, we hate everything in our closets because most of it is just not representative of who we are and where we’re at in our lives right now.
That really resonated with me.
I may have no good reason for getting rid of something. I may have spent a lot on it, it may still be in style, but I’m not excited to wear it, but it’s taking up room in my closet, making it hard to find things I do want to wear and making me feel like I don’t love anything in my closet. That’s why I decided I’m cleaning it all out. It might be something I loved once or a DVF wrap dress I hope one day will be vintage that my daughter will love. I’m getting rid of it all to make space for the new me and the clothes that match. Because the truth is, we are constantly evolving. And I’m a total different person than I was even a year ago. My style has changed, and I’ve grown up and I want my wardrobe to reflect that. I shouldn’t be feel bad that I no longer love the clothes I once did. I also shouldn’t not buy things because my closet is overflowing with things that don’t fit me, or hold onto things because of the memories (that’s what pics/insta is for, right?).
So I’m putting together a big old box of clothes to sell, donate, store and I’m going to start repopulating my wardrobe with clothes that feel “me” — that I love and am excited to wear right now, that feel reflective of where I’m at in my life, who I am and who I want to be.