Clothes. To us, they’re so much more than pieces of fabric — they’re a tool for taking you places. And your wardrobe is a reflection of who you are, your goals, where you want to go. (Which is why we’re so obsessed with creating one that’s as effortless as it is elegant, as timeless as it is modern and uber-flattering always.) A closet packed with pieces from another era, unflattering fits and less-than-stellar-quality items will only hold you back. Today it’s time to take a deep dive into the way back of that wardrobe and bid farewell to the clothes that are no longer serving you. Say hello to new front-of-closet favorites that will make you feel amazing morning after morning, season after season, year after year. Ready? Let’s reset.
Quality is Everything
You’re a high-quality person. You deserve pieces that are too. Toss flimsy fabrics in favor of luxe, long-lasting materials.
Keep An Eye On The Timeless
Trendy is fine… for a month or two. Investing in the classics pays off year after year.
If It Doesn’t Fit, It’s Time To Quit
We all do it, but holding on to unflattering items is only making you feel bad. Look for forgiving cuts that skim just the right places.
Memories Are For Photographs
Holding on to your wedding dress is one thing, but nobody needs a dresser full of memories. Keep the nostalgic pieces to a minimum.
Ask Where You’ll Wear
Where will you wear that piece? If the answer is “maybe sometime for Halloween” get rid of it. Stock up on items that flex fabulously for all occasions from work to weekend.
Let Your Hangers Help
A fave trick of closet organizers — turn all your hangers one way. Every time you wear something, flip that hanger. After six months, see what pieces are really getting play (or not).
How Does It Make You Feel?
Take a cue from Marie Kondo, author of “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” She suggests ousting anything that doesn’t “spark magic” (aka, make you feel good).
Give It Away For Good
When it’s hard to part with high-quality items you barely wear, consider donating them to a non-profit (like Dress for Success). Win-win.
Enlist A Friend
We get it. Saying goodbye to clothes can be strangely painful. Ask a friend to help advise and gently push you to make the needed edits.