Happy first day of March! We have officially entered the month of Spring and I cannot be more excited (to be tan again)… Just kidding, I also can’t wait to freshen up my style with more prints and pretty colors.
The other day I began my quarterly cleaning out my closet. I know “spring cleaning” is the most popular time of year to clean out your entire house or whatever, but I love putting an entire day aside to take everything out of my closet and reorganize it and put it back in. Ha, it sounds super strange now as I write it, but I love it and you get to really see what you have and what you don’t want anymore! I’m always shocked how many pieces I have forgotten about, or that still have tags on them. I love doing this before entering a new season.
So today on the blog I am sharing 6 things that you DON’T need in your closet. And trust me, at first it may be hard to let go and you will think of an excuse not to, but if Rose can let go of Jack Dawson, you can let go too…
Let’s get started!
When I was cleaning out my closet, I finally gave away a few pair of jeans that haven’t fit me in years. I had to come to the realization that my thighs are not twigs and sweatpants are the only thing that fit me right now…
Just kidding, I just really had to throw in that Mean Girls reference, haha. But seriously, our bodies change. It’s natural. And we should embrace and love the way it is instead of holding onto things that we know will never fit the same again.
I know a lot of eras and styles are coming back, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold onto items hoping that it will come back to wear again. Before even purchasing a trendy item, we know it will eventually go out of style and when that day comes– toss it.
If you’re like me and clean out your closet and find things you have completely forgot about or that still have tags on from a couple of years ago, chances are that you will still not wear it.
Growing up, I never wanted to get rid of my clothes and would always tell my mom, “but maybe I would wear it to a friend’s holiday party with this [other piece of clothing]” And my mom would always respond back, “Have you worn it in the past year?” If my answer was no, I had to throw it in the donate pile.
When I say damaged, I mean things that have holes, that have stains, things that have zippers that no longer work, etc. If you can’t fix it, or won’t go and fix it, then those pieces are just taking up space.
I had a pair of OTK Vince Camuto boots with studs on the back (*heart eyes) that I purchased about 5 years ago and they were my absolute favorite! I wore them until the inside sole was basically gone. I kept them because they were my all time favorite and the designer no longer made them and I kept telling myself I was going to take it to a shoe repair and fix it. Did I? No.
I actually just got rid of them more recently and I never realized the amount of space it took! The shoes that could have been there instead if I knew I had the room…
Oh my gosh, just thinking of “painful pieces” brings me back to this one blue bodycon dress I had purchased before turning 21. Because you know, I thought turning 21 meant you would be dolled up and going out every night. Reality: I don’t think I wore any of the dresses I bought. Definitely not the blue one.
You know those items that you break a sweat in order to get it on and then once it’s on you have to take a mini intermission to catch your breath and resituate the outfit. That was the blue dress. And don’t even think about breathing. Not an option…
Negative pieces like that shouldn’t be in your life or your closet…toss it.
Now I’m not saying to get rid of everything that has meaning to you. I’m not that heartless.. These pieces are more referring to bridesmaid or prom dress, things of that matter that you will never wear again.
For example, my senior prom dress was this coral mermaid style dress with sequins. So gorg, but unless someone is going to have a mermaid themed ball, I won’t be wearing it any time soon. Taking pieces like this out of your closet and into storage will really help you open up space while still keeping these fun memories.
Well, that’s it! Thank you for sticking around and I really hope you enjoyed this post! Just remember, the more things you get rid of, the more space you are making for new things! 🙂