Contemplating Closet Rehab

Sweater: Forever 21 (old)
Tank: Madewell 
Shorts: dELiA*s (old, like 12 years)
OTK Socks: Smart Wool
Boots: Frye
Earrings: H&M

"You said something I didn't like"
"You said something I did like"

These shorts are OLD, not quite as old as the Essex Street J Stop dress (that thing is like Junior High old), the shorts are maybe college old.  When it comes to clothes, I have a hoarding problem, I admit it.  Recently a friend was holding a clothing swap and I only managed to clean out 7 or so things from a bulging closet and I'm pretty sure I brought the same amount back, which means I failed in the streamlining of the closet.  The one good thing that comes of an overflowing closet is that I now evaluate everything I purchase with a most critical eye.  

For the last three months I have been considering different ways to condense my closet without feeling the immediate urge to fill the space back up.  There's the Jessi Arrington (graphic designer, TED speaker and rainbow lover extraordinaire) 100 items pledge, that sounds too harsh for me, but I love the philosophy of clothing being "on loan" and ironing a URL on discarded items for future thrifters.  My friend Micheline is adopting the "basics only" approach which reminds me of a pair and a spare's wardrobe essentials guide, I find this to be lacking in color and print.  

How do you approach your closet, any tips for me as I formulate a plan?

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1 comment:

  1. You're wildly cute in this outfit. The shorts are particularly awesome, I can see why you held onto them.

    I don't think I'll ever solve the ongoing closet dilemma. I've always found it pretty helpful to rotate seasonal stuff out and get it into space bags/boxes under the bed, but that's really just a minor treatment option, hardly a cure. Do let me know if you find a good solution!