Thursday, January 14, 2010
Should it stay or should it go?
dress - Gap, cardigan - Gap, shoes - Steve Madden
A few months ago, I started a little project to see how much of my wardrobe goes unworn very season. Every time I wear an article of clothing, I turn the hanger the wrong way when I re-hang it. It obviously only works for hanging items, but I'm more interested in purging shirts and dresses anyway. Half my hanging space is allocated towards dresses, which seems just a little bit unbalanced. (In theory anyway).
On Tuesday, I felt like wearing one of my dresses. I hemmed and hawed over which one to wear until I finally settled on this one. Truth be told, I chose it mostly because it's one that hasn't been worn all year. In the end, I felt just okay about the outfit. It was comfortable, but definitely not one of my favourite looks. But I guess that's the risk of trying to wear everything in your closet.
Still, I'm glad I am doing this little project. Once in a while, you have to give the other items in your closet a little love and see if they still work for you. I've unearthed a few forgotten treasures in the past, but I'm still deciding whether this one goes into the keeper or the donate pile...