Last week, I walked into my closet and got rid of ( sold and donated ) literally 2/3 of everything I owned. It felt ( and looked ) like a lot, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. I wasn’t happy with most of the items I owned and only wore a handful of pieces, so it seemed like the right transition time to cut loose all that excess “stuff.” Phew. Thankfully, I’m not alone in all this. My friend Emma showed me a few resources for inspiration as she’s going through the same thing : Maddy of Wide Eyed Legless and Cuyana’s Lean Closet series. Thanks to all of this, I’ve come up with a plan of action! For the first time ( seriously ), I’m ready to make INVESTMENT purchases, not just quick frugal buys. When you actually put the time + research into an article of clothing – or accessory – you are that much more likely to love + take care of it, which is an idea I can stand behind. Less is more.
So back to my mission!! Since I need to build my closet back up a bit, I plan on buying 1-2 pieces per month until I feel like my wardrobe is whole again. I’m going to push myself to really think about WHAT it is that I need and research first … then buy. After creating a new pinterest board of inspiration, I realized that I’m very much into simplicity nowadays. I used to wear loads of bright colors and dresses, but have noticed my shift towards neutrals become more permanent. Totally cool with me, though!! I think my favorite thing about the looks I pulled ( in the image above ) is all the subtle textures that help give something simple a little more edge. And speaking of, since it’s still freezing here, the first item that I’m on the hunt for is a nice sweater. If you have any recs, I’d love to hear them! And if you’re in a closet editing phase too, let’s do this.