Why do we feel the need to hold onto everything in our closets? My friend Minnow said it best when she commented on one of my original Tips of the Day…. If the boy you had a crush on in high school showed up at your door would you feel sassy enough in the ensemble that you had picked that day or not?
The concept is really easy, if you don’t feel great wearing it then why is it still taking up valuable space in your closet? We all have our “fat jeans” and our “skinny jeans” and I’m not really talking about those, I’m really referring to the sweaters that we might have received as a gift that we might not be caught dead in… just let them GO! Someone might love that sweater you got a few years back that just doesn’t suit your personality, its okay to let it go, I promise!
Same thing goes for shoes… if they aren’t comfortable then why are they still in your rotation? Every time that you see them you will feel guilty because chances are you dropped some money on them and you don’t want to feel like you’re just throwing them away. Think about it – if it’s making you feel badly then why are you keeping it around? Truth be told, we don’t need 8 pairs of jeans and 8 pairs of black pants. Just keep the ones that fit well and look great on you and let the others go to someone who might really need them (and they might look better on someone else too).
I am a firm believer in supporting local women’s shelters and this is a really awesome way to lighten your load all while helping someone who really needs a nice pair of black pants for an interview or just to wear to work. In my humble opinion I would feel 110% better with fewer clothes in my closet because first, I knew I’d look great in whatever I pulled out and secondly, I’d be helping a woman that might down on her luck by donating some of my unused clothing.
Don’t have to ask me twice, I’ll be in my closet if you need me…