When you think back to cleaning out your closet in the past, have you ever really missed anything you gave away? We didn't think so! If you’re keen on taking on an intense closet intervention or want to embrace the capsule wardrobe trend, here are seven things you should definitely clean out of your closet this year.
Clothing That is Too Big or Too Small
You might be holding out for the day you can squeeze back into the jeans you used to wear in your twenties, but this is not conducive to the wardrobe you are trying to create for now. The same goes for the skirt you bought two sizes too big because you loved the print. I know it can be difficult to let go of pieces you may love or spent a lot of money on, but it’s important to be realistic and keep in mind the “quality, not quantity” type of wardrobe you want.
Anything You Haven’t Worn in Over 6 Months
This can be tough due to the lockdown, where we haven't been able to go out as much we we would have liked. If you’re still struggling with what to keep, look at each piece and ask yourself these questions:
Does it flatter my shape or complexion?
Can I see it pairing well with the rest of my wardrobe?
Do I still love it?
Does it still fit?
Do I feel comfortable in it?
Would I buy it again if I saw it in stores now?
Is it damaged?
Why haven’t I worn it?
Anything You’ve Been Telling Yourself You Would Mend, and Haven’t
If you’ve had the item of clothing for longer than six weeks and haven’t gotten it hemmed, cleaned, etc., it’s safe to say that you never will. If you really love the piece, make an appointment and get the dress hemmed for your height. If you’re holding on to a pair of jeans that need to be patched, get them patched this week or donate them to charity. They are just taking up space in your already overcrowded closet.