LOVE WHAT YOU WEAR
If you’re like most people, you probably have a closet full of a few items of clothing you wear and love – flanked by rows of clothes you haven’t touched in months or even years. There are many reasons why people hang onto clothes they don’t wear, even if they don’t like them anymore. Allowing unwanted clothes to take up most of your closet space causes numerous problems such as feeling overwhelmed and feeling bad about yourself (for example, if the clothes no longer fit). Moving past this unhealthy habit is incredibly freeing. Consider the following reasons we tend to keep clothes we don’t wear.
We feel guilty
It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling guilty about parting with clothes we spent good money on or that someone gave us. Especially if the item is new or barely used, you may feel you “should” wear it, yet you never get around to it. It might not coordinate with anything else you own, or perhaps it shrank in the laundry. Maybe you thought you liked it in the store but felt differently at home and never bothered to return it. Regardless of the reason, if you aren’t wearing it, it shouldn’t be taking up space in your closet. If you don’t love it, you’ll never wear it anyway. Sell it or donate it – someone else will love it, and you won’t have to feel guilty every time you push it to the side to find the clothes you like.
We have gained or lost weight
Many people experience ups and downs when it comes to their weight, such as new mums, and hang onto clothes in multiple sizes. The problem is that having a closet full of clothes that don’t fit – right now – is stressful. These clothes take up space you could be using for clothes you look and feel great in and can make you feel bad about yourself. If you must keep clothes in another size, consider boxing them up and storing them away from your regular wardrobe. You’ll feel happier and more relaxed without all the visual clutter and having fewer pieces that all work is a great way to enhance your peace of mind and make getting dressed everyday much more comfortable.
We get tired of wearing the same thing
You may have some things in your closet that look and feel fine, but you’ve simply worn them too many times. It’s okay to get rid of something just because you’re tired of it. Look at it this way: if you wore it long enough to grow bored with it, you got your money’s worth. Donate it and let someone else enjoy it instead. Besides, you won’t feel your best in an outfit you’re sick of wearing.
How a wardrobe consultant in Sydney can help
These are just a few of the reasons people hold onto clothes they don’t wear; a good wardrobe stylist in Sydney can help you sort through your feelings as you sort through your clothes, figuring out what to keep and what to toss. A smaller wardrobe made up of pieces you love that you can mix and match to create different looks can bring you the peace of mind and sense of organisation you need. Contact Style Angel, your personal online wardrobe stylist, for advice. An online consultant will be happy to discuss your needs and help you select the right style package to get you on the right track.