(Sorry again for the lack of photos!)
After months of reading fashion blogs and hearing that if I don’t love it, if it doesn’t fit well, it shouldn’t be in my closet… I get it. I shouldn’t confess to wearing my Target “cheetah print” ankle pants with one sort of denim/chambray shirt or another three times in less than a week, but it’s true. And I’d waited all summer to wear my coral capris with a plaid shirt and a dark purple cardigan, so it made great first full day of fall attire.
So, whether the JLC votes in a rummage sale as our new fundraiser or not, I’m going to cull my wardrobe. That black with gold dress I’ve kept just because it’s a little black dress and every woman needs one? Gone. I don’t love it, even though it looks fine on and was wearable off the rack when I needed it. Instead, I’ll keep my eye – and clothing budget – open for a truly perfect LBD that makes me want to wear it.
And the perk of having a smaller wardrobe to work from? I get to wear my favorites more often… as in every day. I’m sure I’ll still bring home duds that need to culled, but once I wear them and realize they don’t make me feel great, don’t make me reach for them even when I have plenty of other clean clothes… they need to go.
I’m even applying this to jeans. I have two pairs that fit but I glare at them when they’re the only jeans clean, so… buh-bye. I’ll replace them (eventually) with jeans I can’t stand to leave in the closet. (Don’t worry; I have three pairs of jeans I do love, so I won’t be jeansless.)
Have you had an epiphany lately?