|All the stuff I removed from my wardrobe!|
Step One: Do not try to do it alone.
I was already worried that this would be a stressful process and therefore knew doing it alone would only end with me in tears and nothing changed in my amount of clothing. Call on a friend, they can really help you to see that you never wear that pieces or that it is totally not you. Or call a professional like Jen, they are amazing at what they do.
Step Two: Be honest, brutally honest.
There were a few pieces in my wardrobe that I thought I loved and was just waiting to wear. Then I realized I never wore them because they made me feel gross or not like myself when I wore them. Be brutally honest with yourself, just because the piece is nice or in great shape does not mean it was meant for you to wear.
Step Three: Get it out of the house.
Once I had gotten all the stuff out of my closet I knew I needed it out of our apartment asap! I knew that if it sat there I would slowly take things out of the bags and put them back in the closet. Jen quickly took my stuff to be donated and consigned. This way I couldn't put it back in my closet where it would just take up space.
Step Four: Fill holes and build new outfits.
Jen and I quickly realized I had a few holes in my wardrobe that needed to be fill. I do not own a boyfriend blazer, a black leather jacket, a black "day" skirt, or a black clutch. I blame the fact that I have been working at a restaurant that requires my to wear all black for my lack of regular wear black items. Once we were finished the purging of my unwanted goods Jen also put together a few outfits for me with my remaining items, using things in ways I had not thought of. Its always good to get a new pair of eyes in there once and a while to refresh the items you love.
Step Five: ONLY BUY WHAT YOU LOVE!
I can not stress this one enough. Once you have gotten rid of all the old, the unwanted, and the bad don't refill your closet with a bunch of other junk you kinda like, refuse to buy something if you don't LOVE it and your wardrobe will be something you can;t wait to build outfits with every morning!
Now wish me luck cause I'm off to shop!