I didn’t do it on purpose. I’ve just moved so many times over the past several years that my wardrobe started to dwindle down to bare minimums. Nobody likes moving boxes and boxes and clothes, right? Because of all the moves, I’ve gotten into the habit of regularly weeding out any unwanted items from my closet. Have I worn it this year? Does it fit me? Do I LOVE it? Does it mix and match with other items in my closet?
Sometimes it’s difficult, as I often see the potential in clothing rather than what it actually is (i.e. an ill-fitting shirt, or jeans that just don’t sit right on my body); however, it’s important to have a closet of clothes that fit you as you are right now.
Maybe I’m alone in this, but as my wardrobe simplified, I found it easier to get dressed in the morning, and I discovered my own personal style. Not only that, but I also experienced healthier self- and body-image. Gone are the days of self-criticism as I get dressed. When we only buy and keep clothes that fit us (our size and our style), we begin to see ourselves as others see us–BEAUTIFUL and CONFIDENT!
This year I actually took some time to list out the basics that my ideal wardrobe would include. The best starting point for this is nailing down what you feel most like you in. T-shirts and jeans? Dresses and boots? Basic items with tons of accessories? You may remember my recent post about my obsession with button downs. Because of that, I decided that they would be a big focal point of my wardrobe (along with fun, bold accessories, which I also really love).
From there, I set aside all of the clothes that I didn’t love, and took a look at what was left. Once I had a clear picture of the clothes I has that I would confidently wear, I could then make a list of things that were missing. In my case, it was tank tops and tees that I could use to layer my clothes. For you, it might be a piece of jewelry that work with everything you wear. The best thing about your wardrobe is that it’s yours!!
What kind of clothes make you feel most like yourself?