Oh boy. I had a wardrobe malfunction last week. No, I didn’t flash anyone, tuck my skirt into my underwear, or walk around with toilet paper stuck to my shoe. I did all my laundry and put away all my clothes and my closet shelf came crashing down.
I took that as a sign. Initially, I thought it meant I should move to place with a walk-in closet. I have a lot of clothes. But as I started picking up my stuff, I saw a lot of things I’d worn only once. There was a surprising amount of things I’d never worn–some with price tags still on them.
I talk about remixing but the truth is I like to shop. If I never wear the things I have, I can’t justify buying more. I’m not a Hollywood star who can’t be seen in the same thing twice. Plus, I have a budget!
So starting today, I’m not going to buy anything until I wear all the things I’ve never worn, wear the things I’ve worn once at least one more time, and purged my closet of the ill-fitting, unloved, worn-out pieces that have buried things I should be wearing more often.
It’s going to be hard. The first step is to turn off the daily subscription emails I get from My Habit, Daily Candy, Ideeli, Shop It to Me, and Gilt. Don’t get me wrong, I love the wonderful deals I get on those sites, but until I reign things in a bit, there’s no need to add to the problem.
Last spring one of my guest bloggers wrote about her challenge with utilizing her wardrobe. Her post came to mind when I stared down the pile of clothes on my floor.
What are your New Year’s resolutions or challenges?