What should you consider when doing a little closet makeover?
We can all be a little sentimental when it comes to our clothing. For instance, I still have my matric dance shoe… yes, shoe! I left the other one at the after party and, for years, have senselessly allowed a single shoe to take up precious closet space. I have no justifiable reason for keeping this shoe because one thing I know for sure, I’m not Cinderella. Nor am I a celebrity who can afford a closet the size of a small apartment.
The average woman’s closet has little space for sentimentality. It may be time to get practical and have a clean out. These questions will help you decide the fate of your questionable garments.
- Does it fit?
Let’s get real; once you lose weight or gain muscle, you buy new jeans. There is no need to allow a pair of pants that may or may not fit in a few months a space in your wardrobe.
- Have you worn it in the last 12 months?
If not, you’re unlikely to ever wear it again.
- Is it damaged?
If so, can it be repaired? If it can indeed be repaired, be honest with yourself on whether or not you will go to the trouble of mending the item.
- Is it currently in style?
Styles change and so does your taste. If you’ve moved past your faux fur phase, it’’s time to let go of the evidence.
- Do you own anything similar?
Do you really need two pairs of red pumps?
- Do you feel confident when wearing it?
You may have bought a leather gilet three years back which made you feel fabulous, but if there’s a small voice in the back of your mind telling you that you look like a fool wearing it, it’s time to toss it!
As for me, I’m still holding onto my lone shoe in the event that a handsome man might appear at my door with its partner. A girl can dream, right?