Welcome to the new year! I am not one for resolutions so don't worry about this post being all about a list of things I will be doing or changing or improving this year, it's not my style. My hope, personally, is to just be the best me I can be. This post is about one of my favorite things though, your closet.
The new year signals all that is new and I think that includes your closet. Chances are you added some new pieces to your wardrobe over the holiday season. I encourage you to take a look at your closet/wardrobe before you add the new pieces to the collection. Whether it's time for a major purge or perhaps time to say good-bye to just a few pieces, there is no time like January 1st to accomplish that. Here are some quick tips for whichever version of purge you may be doing today:
What to Purge:
1) Anything that doesn't fit. No, really. If it doesn't fit who you are now, go ahead and say good-bye. I am not just referring to fitting size-wise, I'm talking image and personality as well. If the style of the garment no longer matches your style, free up the space in your wardrobe for something that will. If it doesn't fit your body anymore, that's okay. Don't leave it in your closet to look at, remind you, or make you feel anything other than fabulous.
2) Anything that is worn out. Seriously. Let. it. go. Are there fabric pills all over it? Was it once white and now off-white or yellowing? Was it once black and now, well, some version of faded black? Finally, does it need a repair you have no intention of ever doing? Maybe a broken zipper or something worse. Get rid of it. It's not saving you any money or making you feel great while wearing it if you aren't wearing it, right?
3) Is it something you haven't worn in a really long time or maybe even never worn? Odds are you aren't going to start wearing it any time soon. Go ahead, get rid of it.
4) Has it been replaced? Do you own a black blazer and you received a new one that you love for the holidays? Are they so similar they are interchangeable? Get rid of the old one. I promise, it will be okay. I think the exception to this would be jeans. I think you need more than one pair so unless the jeans you already own fit one of the above criteria I would say keep both.
For me, purging in this manner along with new planners, new schedules and even choosing a word for the year work much better than New Year's resolutions. I encourage you to take some time and do even just a bit of purging in your wardrobe. Starting the new year with a fresh closet can give you the fresh perspective for starting the year strong. If it's a full closet purge and restyle you need, that's okay too. I would love to hear what you're doing to start the year off right.