Cleaning out my Closet
Last weekend I overheard a girl say, "I feel like I've outgrown my wardrobe." I wanted to turn around and be like "Samesies!" but I held back. Recently I've been feeling so meh on my closet. When you're a child, you are always growing and need new things simply because the old ones just don't fit anymore but once you hit high school (ok for me this was more like middle school), you stop growing and buying new clothes becomes about style and personal expression.
There are many pieces in my closet that I love, but there is also a sizable chunk that is a collection of the me's I've been since the beginning of college. There is nothing physically wrong with any of these garments and *shame* some still have their tags. They aren't wildly out-dated and they fit just fine. So why can't I embrace them? At first I thought it was a Fashion Week/back to school shopping induced itch, but then I realized it's actually much bigger; they might fit physically, but they don't fit me mentally. These pieces are safe and muted, things that wouldn't make me stand out from the crowd in law school, items that would let me blend in until I was ready to shine. At 29, I know who I am and what I want, so of course the clothing I'm attracted to, and what I'm not, has changed.
I haven't read Marie Kondo's "Spark Joy," but I decided to empty each drawer and go through my entire closet. Piece by piece I've sorted through everything and filled two extremely large bags of what no longer gives me joy. I'll admit that I did grant immunity to a few pieces that didn't deserve it but I couldn't help it, I'll get them next time. Now, for a little shopping...
Have you ever outgrown your wardrobe? Any great sales I should know about?