The majority of Americans wear only 20% of their wardrobe. What a HUGE waste of money and space. I’ve been in hundreds of closets, seen it all, and typically there’s a common thread (pardon the pun).
Case study- ME: A few years back it dawned on me that I had a bunch of blazers I wasn’t wearing. I had spent good money on them and I DESPISE wasting money. They were different colors, fabrics and styles. I pulled them from my closet and tried them on, one after another. Trying to determine WHY I wasn’t wearing them. I finally recognized that each one was stiff and structured. Although they fit me, I’m uncomfortable wearing clothes that confine. While I LOVE the look of structure, I don’t like the feel.
And, that’s the key! Be sure you’re clothes are comfortable. Discomfort is the #1 reason clothes hang unworn in a closet. I mean really… who wants to be uncomfortable?
Use comfort as a litmus test. Is it too tight? Is the fabric scratchy? Does the tag bother you? And if you’re like me, does the cut make you feel confined? If you answered yes to any of the above, out it goes. Keep this in mind when you’re making choices in the dressing room, too. You’ll save lots of pennies.
The goal is that your closet is full of clothes you’re excited to wear and I’d imagine you’re never looking forward to putting something uncomfortable on. Am I right?
Has this made you think of something YOU need to get rid of? What is it?