I’ve been trying to declutter, and I ended up going through my wardrobe on Monday and ditching around two thirds of my clothes – ones I just no longer wear. I want to create something like a larger version of a capsule wardrobe: no limit on the number of things, but only things I look and feel good in, so I never have those “try-everything-on-in-a-panic-i-hate-everything” moments.
Some of the decisions I made were easy, and some were more difficult – like this one:
Excuse the weird hands, it’s hard posing!
This checked shirt was a staple of my wardrobe from about the age of 17 – worn like this over a cami with skinny jeans. It never did up (presumably the cut, because it is my size), so I always wore it like this.
So, it still fits, and it still looks nice like this – why ditch it?
Well, it’s more a question of style. Do I still want to dress like this? No, I’m trying to dress more smartly and more feminine…ly. The faded, casual thing is really not very me any more. So although I like this outfit, I don’t want to wear it. So I’m getting rid of it. Someone else can love it!
How ruthless are you with your wardrobe? I still have a long way to go – for starters, my wardrobe only had dresses and tops in, my large collection of skirts is yet to be tackled… and also, I’m now dying to fish this out of my swap bag. I know I should let it go, but I’m struggling…