I’ve got news for you folks. I have clothes from at least 5 years ago in my closet. And no matter how many bags of clothes I donate, I always seem to find more.
I know I want to simplify my closet and really my life, but I think its easier to start with a closet. So I went to Pinterest for inspiration. What a mistake. First I found the “capsule wardrobes” which only make me want to buy more clothes to complete the capsules.
I don’t own a leather jacket or a white jacket, so should run out and buy them? I have a couple fleece jackets, they’re super comfy in the fall, and I love having a few color options, but is 3 (grey with a purple zipper, cream, and navy) too many?
The other thing to mention….these wardrobes do not include workout clothes! And that’s where the real problem lies. With teaching 3 classes a week, plus my own workouts and dance coaching I’m living in spandex.
And the last thing: Minnesota Weather. I need clothes to get me from 90 degrees to -30 degrees. The amount of scarves, hats, and gloves I own is probably completely ridiculous. Yet they all seem completely necessary.
So help a girl out. How do you do it? Do you own three scarves, 2 sweaters, a dress, one pair of jeans, 4 tops and call it good? Or do you keep everything just in case you’ll wear it again and therefor don’t have to go shopping?
(and don’t tell me to turn my hangers backwards, I’ve tried that, it doesn’t work for me.)