I have been having a mass clear out of my wardrobe. I really want to look closely at everything I have in there and sell/ donate anything that is no longer worn. So I have been using the one year rule.
If the item hasn't been worn in the last year then it has to go, if I'm desperately trying to avoid adding it to the 'out' pile then I have to put it together with a few outfits and see if I can actually picture the item being worn soon. Its amazing how many things I've bought for a special occasion that haven't seen the light of day again.
I've been asking myself, do I need three leather jackets when one is worn so much more? Are these shoes as appealing to me two years on (obviously not as they are still unworn!), and why do I have over 10 pairs of jeans when I rarely wear one pair. I'd really much rather have a wardrobe lined with clothes and shoes I can throw on daily that work with each other rather than random pieces attracting moths!
My wardrobes are looking much fresher and its so much easier to find everything. I'm also planning to scrap my work wardrobe section and have everything integrated together. I spend too much time at work compared to at home and life is too short to save my nicer everyday pieces. I'm not going to be rocking up in a fringed mini dress but the dress code is fairly flexible so I can make the most of what I buy.
Plainer basics are definitely what I'm aiming to stock up on more and more and spend a bit more money on better accessories.
I bought the first of my new accessories yesterday with some of my clear out proceeds and I'm waiting for it to arrive. Here's a sneaky peek. I'll post more photos of course when it arrives!