1.02.2012

GUIDE TO PARE DOWN YOUR WARDROBE


I've mentioned before that I'm really good at keeping my wardrobe rather small in comparison to most of my lady friends. It started in college when my friends would go on a mission trip every spring break, and you could donate clothing to them that they would take and give to people who really needed it. Makes going through your t-shirts a lot easier when you ask yourself, me or a person that actually needs it? So I try to keep that in mind to this day. I also hate having a bunch of stuff I don't wear, especially now that I live in a small condo, and not a house.

There are some exceptions to the list. Obviously I would never advise you to sell your grandmother's fur coat (or insert-special-item-here) just because you didn't wear it last year (duh!). But hello, wear it! Don't wait for an occasion to wear your nice things, create an occasion. I can honestly say, I have never gotten rid of anything that I wish I still had. I keep a few pieces of special clothing that I want to pass down to my children someday, classic pieces, nice dresses, or special items, but you have to make sure that you don't consider everything special. You can part with a lot more than your realize.

If you have items that you can sell, take them to a consignment shop, or set up your own online shop and sell them yourself. (Storenvy is free!) Tweet me a pic of your SELL, DONATE, and TOSS piles!

Download & print the large file of this guide here.

28 comments:

~amy~ said...

I soooo love this!!!

GiGi Reed said...

This is very helpful and much needed. I think I'm going to print this off as a daily reminder. :)

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kelly said...

I love this + definitely need to apply it to my closet! Happy New Year, Meg!

Clare Christine said...

Such a great list! I agree completely, especially only buying things you love! And I feel exactly the same about t-shirt...it is amazing how easily you can collect and compile them. I am scared to even think about how many I have (too many is an understatement!) Happy New Year! Toodles, TC

meghan said...

I absolutely need to do this. I have this one pair of pants that I haven't taken to get altered for a year, but I really love them so I really need to just take them...that would be the only thing I probably wouldn't do from this list...but otherwise I definitely should.

Shelby Foster said...

I am an organization freak, happy to read the blog of someone similar! :) These are great tips that I can definitely use...I live in a sorority house and share an already-tiny closet. Happy New Year!

x shelby
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Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

This is such a great resolution! I go through my clothes often but somehow find a way to still bring in more that only get worn once or twice. I'll be taking a hint from your tips and start the new year by purchasing with purpose.

Cheralee Lyle said...

Just found your blog, love it! Its so nice to find other stylist DC ladies. these tips are great btw :)

Molly Rasmussen said...

I love this list.... I'm such a sucker for closet purging. It feels so refreshing! Happy New Years :) xo

Sarah Roads said...

Great rules, I just purged my closet, this would have come in handy. Printing it out for next time! My new rule is only buy things I LOVE and feel fabulous in. That seems to cut A LOT out! Thanks!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

I have already organized my closet and according to this, I did everything right! Great tips!

Krista said...

Absolutely LOVE this. Great advice! Happy New Year <3

Ivie Ero said...

I made a post like this a while ago on my blog. I need to actually stick with it and whittle down the items to things I really love. Thanks for sharing.

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Helena said...

I know I'm going to love this "getting shit done" series!

Mrs.K loves pink and green said...

Just found your blog and I love it!!! Such a great idea for organizing my closet...Happy 2012...Looking forward to following your site.

L.A. in the bay said...

incredibly love this, so useful. I have two pairs of shoes I have been meaning to get repaired for 2 months now, lol. Better get to it!

Megan - Style Me Swanky said...

Amazing advice! Love it! Xo.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

These tips are great, Meg!!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

Printing this out pronto! I keep everything "just in case"...no longer!!

Ryan & Tanya said...

This is so well put, and clever! Thanks for the closet cleanse inspiration!
Tan
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Erika [small shop] said...

I definitely need to be better about this. A friend of mine is all about quality over quantity and she is such a good influence on me. Great list, Meg!

Gabriel said...

haha this is an awesome post, I just went thru the whole thing last month, man it was hard, but felt good!

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

Super simple and easy to follow suggestions! Great post, thanks for this :)

Jeanee said...

Wonderful reminders and tips! Thanks :)

PartyMixTape said...

This is absolutely great! I printed my copy! Thank you!

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Melanie said...

New reader, and eager to praise for this fantastic list! My question: Where do you go for shoe repair in DC? I have an entire bag of shoes that, with investment in repair, could reinvigorate my wardrobe.

Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders said...

Love this! I have been wanting to go through my closet and cleanse it and this has given me some inspiration.

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free standing closet said...

I love this + definitely need to apply it to my closet! Happy New Year, Meg!

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