We are nearing the end of the warmer weather in many parts of Australia. It’s time to start thinking again about warmer clothes and layering. But before we do, have you worn every piece of summer clothing in your wardrobe over the last few months (substitute winter if you live in the northern hemisphere)?
Go through every piece of summer clothing, shoes, and accessories and see if you have worn it this season.
If not, why not? Does it deserve a place in your wardrobe the next time summer comes around?
Take out everything you haven’t worn and challenge yourself to wear it over the next few weeks. Evaluate each piece as you do and either return it to your wardrobe or let it go.
Pay attention to the reasons things haven’t been worn to help reduce future unwanted purchases—you may even find a theme such as not dressy enough, wrong colour, or unflattering cut. When I did this with my wardrobe, I realised the pieces I was getting rid of were fading, didn’t mix with many other clothes, or were not smart enough compared to my favourite outfits (the benchmark principle).
Also pull out the pieces you’ve worn over and over. Figure out what makes them so appealing and use this information as a guide next time you shop for clothes.