Every few months I take the time to go through my wardrobe and edit items out. I have to admit it is not easy for me. I have had great success and fun in mixing and matching clothes from years ago with new finds that work beautifully! However since semi retiring, I have found that some items I just do not need anymore. I also found that either I shrunk or the clothes got bigger! Maybe a combination of the two. So off to the tailor to take some things in if possible. As for the rest ………. time to clear out and donate!
How many black jackets and pants do I need? True, black was a staple and sometimes a required color in a business setting. So I needed options. Now, with a simpler life style and more casual dress, I can let some of them go.
White T shirts – some not so white anymore! Bye Bye.
Tie dye and bright colored tunics for over leggings – adorable and great – however have not worn in years! I tried them on and even though the outfit was cute, it wasn’t me anymore. I realized that my preferences at 65 are different than when I was in my 40’s. I contemplated repurposing some into bathing suit cover ups – I was trying my best to hold onto them. What a conversation! End result – Toss!
Since I like to protect my clothes, some are hanging in garment bags – of which are not see through. So I forgot what was in them! I found some real treasures that I will now wear. It was like going shopping!
I have to admit though that I even found 2 items with the store tags still on them!!!! How many years have I had them hanging in my closet(s)? About 3 moves ago!!!! WOW!
What else have I been holding onto that no longer serves me? True, most of the clothes are in good condition. Since I prefer quality and unique designs – not fast fashion, clothes are able to go from season to season, year to year. However if I am not using them, someone else could.
In addition to letting go of clothes, I thought about what else I was holding onto that no longer was necessary.
Lots to think about. Cleaning out my closet helped me to clean out old thinking, reaffirm my desires, objectives and dreams.
I realized that taking this time to clean, refresh and adjust was important on so many levels.
If you have not done so recently – I encourage you to clean out your closet. Or your drawer. You will have fun, learn a lot, and feel so good afterwards.
With Love and Light,