|Leggings: BDG at UO, T-Shirt: CottonOn, Sweater: Gap Outlet, Blazer: Ralph Lauren, Shoes: BDG at UO, Gloves: Target, Hat: Pieces, Bag: Liebeskind Berlin|
I want to take a minute to talk about my closet today. A totally serious investigation into the depths and the how's and why's of my closet. Because every once in a while the truth has to be revealed...
Over the past 6 months I have gotten rid of more clothing than ever before. The reason being that almost every time I went to pick out an outfit I got overwhelmed with the decision making process, to a point where I got frustrated and unhappy with a lot of my outfit choices.
So I trashed, donated, sold and reorganized that closet of mine, and even took the time to unearth some boxes from the attic. When you open a box of shoes that you didn't even remember you had and suddenly it feels like you're shopping your own closet, you know it's time to let some things go...
I was going through a phase that changed my outlook on fashion completely.
I wasn't happy with how certain things fit but I didn't want to get rid of them because of something or someone I had seen wearing something similar and well, it sure looked great on them.
So I kept holding on in the hopes of one day figuring out the trick to making this work or adding a piece to my wardrobe that would magically pull the look together.
I was fooling myself.
I realized that what I want most when it comes to dressing myself is to be comfortable yet stylish in a subtle way that allows me to chase after a toddler and not constantly worry about breaking an ankle or flashing too much skin.
I discovered that certain materials and cuts don't suit me in my day-to-day life. I like oversized clothing but have to be careful not to drown myself in them and loose all shape. It has been a fun and frustrating learning process and I am more careful now about what I choose to buy in the store.
I definitely have a much easier time putting together outfits with what I have kept and the new pieces I have added to my closet over the past few months. Taking outfit pictures also helps me evaluate each outfit I wear and make possible changes or totally scrap a combo.
The outfits I post here are not always my favorites but I don't think it'd be very honest of me to only post the ones I am in love with. I am a mom, I am busy and I don't always have time to pick out an amazing outfit. What I want to share is the evolution of my style and the constant learning process that goes along with that.
I'll be sharing more about how and where I shop (because it's still my favorite), what I look for and how I decide what to buy in a post on Wednesday.
Have you ever purged your closet? Did it make you feel better or did you regret it?