Thursday, January 14, 2010

Should it stay or should it go?

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Outfit Details:

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...

5 comments:

Rosa said...

i'm trying to purge my closet right now but it's so hard! i'm like.... but, what if i want to wear it sometime in the future???? i hold on to way too many of my clothes. i need to let go of some of them because my closet is a bit overwhelming right now...

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i definitely like this dress, plus it looks comfy and cozy.
and oh man, i need to use my whole closet better, too. this is a good project.

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love the color - such a great vibrant shade. Have you thought about altering it to make it more of what you want? If it can't be altered and you're consistently not wearing it or not feeling your best self in it, then it might be time for it to move on.

But I love how you paired that purple with the light blue, and those shoes are awesome!

alltumbledown said...

Though I think you look super, especially with the hot shoes, I'm with orchids on altering it or getting rid of it-- too often I leave things hanging for another day. It takes up space in the closet, and think of the person who would be so happy to receive it! I'm a big fan of periodic closet purges for charity. Makes you feel better about giving up on an item.

Fell 4 Fashion said...

I agree with the last 2 comments, alter it so you love it or donate it! :) I too need to purge my closet!! One thing you do NOT need to get rid of is those shoes! LOVE them!

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