Ask Yourself If You Love It

Ask Yourself If You Love It

Go through what you have in your closet and ask yourself if you love each piece. If the answer is no, or your first thought is how you don't like something about it, donate it.

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Assess Everything

Pull everything out of your closet and separate it into three piles: keep, donate, or throw away. And in terms of "keep" make a physical list of what you have before hanging them back up.

Figure Out What You Really Wear
... on a regular basis. To make this process easier, do the following:
  • Turn each the hangers in your closet so the hooks are pointing towards you (wrong way round).
  • When you wear something, put it back with the hook the normal way.
  • Donate anything in a hanger still facing the wrong way after six months.
Ask Yourself If It Fits

Simply asking yourself if the item in question fits right now will help you find out what to get. If the answer is no, toss it.

The Statement Pieces

To create a well-balanced wardrobe focus on basics. The basic staples will make getting ready each day of simple.

Make sure you have things like a pair of black pants, versatile tanks, and basic blouses to serve as your staples, and then focus on acquiring a few patterned items and statement pieces.

Consider a Capsule Wardrobe

Having a capsule wardrobe is about editing the clothes in your closet to only those that currently fit you and can be used in many different outfits. If you stick to these requirements, you should be able to limit your closet to 30 items or less.

Be thorough, if you haven't worn it in a season or two, it's got to go.

Be Honest Without Yourself

Be honest with yourself before you hop on a new seasonal trend and really assess if it's something you can see yourself wearing. If you're buying it because you want to be someone who would wear it, don't.

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Minimalist Vs Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes are a subsection of minimalist wardrobes that limit how many items of clothing you buy each season. Most capsule wardrobes have 30 items or less.

Minimalist wardrobes are more flexible. There is no set number of items as long as you wear all of them – and they bring you joy. 

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Rely On Your Community

Sometimes we need an outfit that is not part of our everyday wardrobe - clothing swaps can help there. Not only it saves money, but it cultivates community and encourages sustainable living.

Alternatively, rental stores and sites offer an affordable and sustainable option by allowing you to rent clothes. 

Don't buy clothes for a fantasy you. Because you may end up with a huge wardrobe with nothing to wear.
Take into account how you spend your daily life, how many similar items you already have and the time of the year (warm, cold) when making new purchases.

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