Friday, January 20, 2012
I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I always get an itch to downsize, refine, purge, whatever it is exactly I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm stuck inside so much, the walls seem to feel like they are closing in on me.... Does anyone else ever get like this in winter? Yesterday felt like a good day to declutter, and so I started with the dresser drawer that was so full I wouldn't even open.
I try not to think about it too much but I have way way way too many clothes and half of them I never wear, and parting with them is sometimes a challenge for me so I really have to be in the right state of mind. I will admit none of my clothes are very expensive, and I pretty much only shop second hand so the hard part is not having the choices to maybe incorporate a piece into an outfit.
I've always considered myself sort of a chameleon dresser. I never really stick to one style exclusively, I'm willing to experiment and adapt, and I get bored easily so naturally I like to have options. But as I get older I am finding that tearing up my closet to put together a look every time I have to go somewhere can get overwhelming. One of the things I resolve to do this year is to pare down and focus my style so that I don't get bogged down by choice. My dream would be to have ten outfits that I can mix and match, made up of quality pieces. I say dream because for me this would be a huge feat to conquer... After all it wouldn't be a resolution if it weren't going to be a challenge.
How often do you clean out your closets? What is your one wardrobe worry?
Posted by Alessia at Friday, January 20, 2012