This week I worked with a client who had accumulated several years’ worth of clothes in closet. When we met together for a Wardrobe Evaluation and to Shop Her Closet, we discovered that many of her clothes weren’t even being worn. After reviewing each piece, many of them ended up on the cutting room floor — in fact, we probably weeded out half her closet!
Are you holding onto years worth of clothes? Here are three things you need to purge from your closet today.
- Tired clothes are clothes that have been worn and loved but are past their prime. Good indicators of tired clothing are faded colors, pilling (tiny balls that appear on your clothes), and clothes that have lost its elasticity.
- Dated clothes. While things come back in fashion if you hold onto them long enough, there is often a trend update that will differentiate the new clothing from its first time around. Let’s purge pieces that look ultra-dated.
- Clothes that don’t fit. It’s not uncommon for women who have gained weight to hold onto their “skinny clothes”, hoping it will serve as motivation to get into them again. In many cases, the opposite is true. Get rid of the clothes that don’t fit you anymore. Once you lose weight, you’ll have a great reason to celebrate and buy new clothes that fit your body and style.
The goal at the end of the day is to wear everything you have in your closet. If the thought of purging your closet makes you want to hurl, consider hiring an Image Consultant to help navigate the process for you. Check out our popular Wardrobe Evaluation + Shop Your Closet service! I’d love to help.