Evaluating Old Pieces In Your Closet

Top: Charlotte Russe  |  Jeans: Gap  |  Wedges: Target  |  Belt: Forever 21

I’m bringing out the oldies here, peeps.  The day I wore this, my friend said, “Cute.  New shirt?” to which I replied, “Nope.  Had it since college (circa 8 years ago)!”  And recently, two jackets (here and here) that I’ve had for nearly 10 years are making their way back into rotation.
I’ve slowly been reworking my closet over the last few months, trying to discover “holes” and key pieces missing from my wardrobe that could make my entire wardrobe more versatile.  Part of that involves evaluating and re-imagining each old piece in my closet to see if it works for what I want my wardrobe to be.  If not, I remove it as it just adds clutter.  I’m not a fan of closet clutter because it clouds my view of the potential that’s really in my closet.  Clutter feels like dead weight, and who likes dead weight?

If I can’t successfully reimagine a piece to fit my new wardrobe goals, I get it outta there.  Even if I’m unsure about completely getting rid of a piece, I’ll at least remove it from my closet to see if I can live without it.

If you’re finding extra clutter in your closet and the task of sifting through the mess seems overwhelming, just evaluate one piece per day.  It will only take a few minutes, and your whole closet may not be done, but you’ll be one piece closer to a happy closet than you were the day before!  

(Wow.  I didn’t mean to make this a mini post on how to evaluate your closet, but that’s what it turned into.  It’s not extensive or even thought-through, but here it is!)
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