As I unpacked garbage bags full of clothes I couldn’t help but realized a lot of the clothes I was unpacking either didn’t fit, were no longer my style, or I never wore. Now, being young sometimes means being unsettled and I really didn’t want to have to pack all my crap back up only to have repack it in a year or two. So I thought it was time to cut back and revamp my wardrobe. Here are the steps I took to reduce my wardrobe.
Out with the Old
The first thing I did was throw away any clothes that were severely stained or ripped. These clothes can’t be donated and needed to be disposed of.
Donate that Junk
Anything else that didn’t fit or that I hadn’t worn in the past year I donated or sold. I sold my new clothes on ThredUp. There are a ton of other ways you can sell your clothes including; Facebook Marketplace, Plato’s Closet, etc.
In With the New
Now that I had gotten ride of old clothes and sold new ones I had only a few things left and a little cash in my pocket. So I took that money and bought new pieces to complete my wardrobe. I only bought items that I loved and fit perfectly. Most minimal wardrobes focus on solid and neutral colors so they are flexible with the seasons. But I like color and floral prints so what I do is buy clothes only when I need to or when I get tired of an item I sell or donate it and buy something new. There are also sites where you can rent clothes and that is also a great option but I stain like everything because I’m sometimes a hot mess when I eat….so this option is better for me.
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