Cleaning out the closet in August reminded me of how much I have grown and changed as an individual. I honestly believe that for once in my life, I have finally found my sense of style and know exactly what type of look I prefer.
I’ve also learned to accept my body type and love my curves. I’m a typical hour glass shape which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because fitted dresses looks absolutely fab and a curse because buying jeans is a challenge. It took me forever to find jeans for my curvy figure; Silver Jeans were able to fit that bill. I always ran into the problem that they were too slim in the hip and then too big at the waist. My jeans would be gaping open at my back.
My mission in September is to completely purge my closet of old, worn out, no longer worn items. I need to shrink my wardrobe and optimize my outfits. It will of course require a bit of money to be spent to update and revive certain areas of my wardrobe. The whole idea, however, is to keep it minimal so I won’t go crazy on purchases.
How to make the most of your closet:
- Purge items you haven’t worn in at least six months to a year. I’ve heard many ingenious ways to keep track of these items, the most popular is turning the hangers a different way around when you wear something. Myself, I happen to have a fantastically photographic memory and usually know what I have worn and what I haven’t.
- Be ruthless! Sure, you might want to hang onto that Reidndeer jumper ala Bridget Jones that your nana knitted for you, but your wardrobe is screaming NO! It may have some sentimental value, but in the end, it’s just taking up valuable space.
- Donate, sell and trash. Decide which items are totatally worn out and put them in a trash bag for the garbage. Items like socks, swimwear and underwear are always a trash item, most goodwill or consignment stores won’t accept them. Separate items that can be donated and have no value at a consignment store. Put them in a trash bag and as soon as possible, take them for donation. In a third pile, put designer or classic items that would have value at a consignment shop. Locate a shop near you, find out their terms and put your items up for consignment. Many shops will have a website listing items and brands they will and will not accept.
The longer any of these purged items sit around, the more temptation there is to either forget about them or start using the items again. Don’t procrastinate, get rid of them!
Michelle’s September Fashion Wish List
Forget Pinterest, I’ve found Polyvore! The fashionista in me was doing cartwheels this morning when I happened across it in the Googleverse.
57 CAD – shopruche.com
39 CAD – shopruche.com
385 CAD – bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca
Yes, this article may be directed to Entrepreneurs but I there’s a lot of wisdom here that we could all apply to our everyday finances.
Amen to that! I’m doing a budget reboot, how about you?
We’re all trying to save on fashion, why not learn from a model?
Even celebrities fail. From our greatest failures, come our most defining moments. Remember to learn from your experiences!
P&G to roll out cheaper version of Tide
I just thought this was hilariously random. A cheaper version of Tide? I’m not sure where this thought process came from but I thought detergent was detergent. What’s going to happen here? It’s just not going to get your clothes as clean. Weird budgety randomness if you ask me.