When to break the golden rule of closet re-orgs
Posted on April 04 2015
We helped out a friend Ali with a closet consultation. You’ve all heard about the golden rule that if you haven’t worn it in a year, you should let it go. That’s a good one but here are 3 follow up questions we recommend before exiling the item.
- Can it be altered simply enough to get a new life? A good example is changing the hem on a skirt. Now make sure you actually go and do it!
- Have you not worn it because it’s not your current size? Our body size fluctuates. C’est la vie. If you have a few nice keepers like black pants or a silk blouse but they don’t fit anymore, it’s not bad to hang on to a small collection of ‘goal’ items that you put away on a shelf. But don’t live your everyday with them taking up space in your closet and making it feel like you have nothing to wear.
- Does it still give you good vibes? Maybe it’s not getting airtime because you don’t have the right basics to pair with it. A good example is something not as day-to-day like high waisted pants that need a cute sweater of a shorter length or a tuck-in-able tee with a scoop or boatneck.