4 Steps to Downsize Your Wardrobe

 

I know I'm not the only one who goes to their closet, looks in and says, “I have absolutely nothing to wear today.” You're frustrated, tired of having to wear the same 5 outfits every Monday-Friday and then t-shirts and shorts on the weekend. You're wondering how all of these fashionable people, bloggers, celebrities maintain their fashion-forward style and you just don't get it, because while you've purchased similar things to them, you just can't seem to make it look like their look or even find the piece you bought similar to them. Here's the root of the issue:
You don't have absolutely nothing to wear, you just can't find your stylish pieces because they're buried in a sea of clothing you don't want anymore, you just don't know it yet! So today, I'm going to share my process of downsizing my wardrobe. I try to do this every 4 months (3 times a year), but with all the moving I've done, I managed to downsize a whole lot while trying to move.

Here are my 4 steps to downsize your wardrobe!

 

1. Is it in style? If you're still carrying around those sequined purses that rattled every time you moved them, trust me when I say they are never coming back in style. So why do we keep these things that we know aren't in style? I know for me, I struggled with the “emotional side” of clothing. “I wore this when….” yada yada yada. Trust me when I say, when you get rid of them, the memories are still there. Unless of course it's a wedding dress. Then go have it boxed up and preserved. You never know if one day your kid will want to use the dress! Quit holding on to things that went out of style two or five or ten years ago. (This of course excludes basic pieces, such as a blazer, winter coat, etc.)

2. Have you worn it in the past year? If not? Throw it out. Not including seasonal pieces. As I said before, style changes on a frequent basis. The main things that should constantly stay in your wardrobe are your basics, things like a suit, jeans, etc. Chances are, if you haven't worn it in the past year, you won't miss it out of your closet.

3. Does it look worn? If you're wearing clothes with holes in it, stop it. Holey clothes are not Holy clothes and have no business being in your closet. Throw it out. If your black shirts are now “off-black” (you know what I'm talking about, people) then you either need to dye the clothing (I know you're not actually going to do that), or donate/toss it. Either way, it needs to be out of your closet.

4. Have you recently moved to a new climate? My best friend from high school moved from Texas to Canada after graduation. The climate in Texas is completely different than the climate in Canada. As in, she couldn't wear shorts and a tank 85% of the year anymore. In fact, when she came to visit this summer, she told us about the high where she lived being in the 50's… In the summer… So naturally, my friend's wardrobe has changed since moving up north. If there's an extremely low possibility that you'll utilize your 500 pairs of shorts because you've moved up north, it's probably time to get rid of 490 pairs of them. Same goes for if you're from the north and move to the south. We rarely wear long sleeves. Ditch 'em.

I hope these tips are helpful!

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  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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