While most of us have spent the last year dressed in our comfy clothes day in and day out, we still have a closet full of things we really don’t wear. The days of staring at all those clothes and thinking “I don’t have anything to wear” may not have happened as much lately, but it’s still a good idea to reassess what you own every once in a while. But how do you decide what stays and what goes? Try asking yourself these questions to create a wardrobe you’ll actually wear.
- “Does it still fit?” – This is an easy place to start because most of us are holding onto an item we hope will fit again someday. There’s nothing wrong with keeping something with sentimental value or clothing you look forward to rewearing in the future, but those “goal” jeans from seven years ago? It may be time to let those go.
- “Are there any stains?” – We all have that one piece of clothing that’s super comfy, but it’s reached its limit of stains, so you can never wear it out in public again. Sure, you could keep it to wear around the house, but at some point, you may have to call it on that front, too.
- “Will I wear this more than once?” – It’s fun to buy something for a specific occasion, but if that was two years ago and you haven’t worn it since? You may want to rethink holding onto that sequin cocktail party dress.
- “Can I wear this item next season?” – We love a trendy piece as much as the next girl, but is it really something you’ll continue wearing in the future? If it makes you feel good, keep it and rock it, no matter whether it’s “in” this season or not. But if it doesn’t make you feel confident or you stopped wearing it a while ago, you may want to donate it.
- “Is it versatile?” – Instead of having a closet full of clothes that don’t work together, you may want to create a capsule wardrobe with versatile pieces.