|I should probably clean out my closet more often so that I don't end up with three trash bags full of clothes...|
I got rid of everything...
- I haven't worn in over a year,
- I wouldn't buy today at this point in my life,
- that has noticeable signs of age, even though it pained me to get rid of my favorite striped cardigan which was such a great layering piece, and
- everything that doesn't fit.
Seems obvious, doesn't it?
I then color coordinated my closet--I actually had all of my tops sorted by color, but none of my dresses. I'm not typically a super-organized person, however this process is very simple and helped me wrap my head around just how one color dominates my wardrobe.
|Nothing fancy; I just put like colors together in order from dark to light.|
This lack of organization resulted in me wearing the same set of dresses again and again and nearly forgetting about other gems in my closet. Once I organized my dresses by color, I realized I have a lot of red/pink/orange dresses... which probably means I shouldn't buy this dress from the ThreadOverHeels Etsy store even though it's adorable:
It's freeing to get rid of old clothes that essentially were just taking up space. I haven't done a complete purge of everything old/not fabulous in my closet, but it's a great start! I've identified some gaps in my wardrobe as a result of this process, like a lack of work-appropriate skirts and blouses, and slacks that aren't black or blue. Basically, all of the gaps in my wardrobe revolve around (a lack of) work-appropriate clothes. Such is the life of a 25-year-old...
What did you get rid of this Spring? What criteria did you use? Who else waited til Summer to do their 'Spring' cleaning?