Jacket- Oak + Fort | sweatshirt- Brandy Melville | jeans- American Eagle | sneakers- Rag & Bone c/o Shopbop | sunnies- Karen Walker | bag- Loeffler Randall c/o Shopbop | necklace c/o Maria Black
With our recent move, I ended up doing a pretty epic closet purge (I think Mr. AiF might actually have more clothes than me now), which got me thinking about just how cathartic the process of letting go of the things that no longer serve us can be. I literally feel lighter, and I love walking into a closet with few, but deliberately chosen pieces lining the shelves. It's wonderful. But as someone who's sentimental to a fault when it comes to letting go of clothing, accessories and, well, pretty much everything in between, I know how hard it can be to get rid of things. You know, nostalgia or whatever. But if I can do it and feel this good as a result, you can too! So with spring right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share seven things to ask yourself while spring cleaning your wardrobe in case it's something you've been thinking about doing as well — ready, set, purge!
WHAT TO ASK YOURSELF WHILE PURGING YOUR CLOSET:
1. Does it still fit?
2. Have I worn it in the past year?
3. Will I realistically wear it again?
4. Is it damaged or tattered?
5. Do I have a similar, but higher quality, item I can replace it with?
6. Does it still reflect my personal style, or have I grown out of it?
7. Do I feel confident wearing it?
If the answer is no to any of these questions (especially the last one!), you're probably better off letting the garment go. I like to do a huge sweep of my closet in sections, starting with clothing then moving on to shoes, bags and other accessories. From there, I'll make piles designated to either donating or selling my castoffs, before moving on to the fun part — organizing what's left of my closet! I like to organize things in categories (ie- shirts, sweaters, jeans, etc.) but if colour coding if your thing, go nuts. As long as you can find what you're looking for each morning without a dreaded clothing avalanche (you know what I'm talking about), you're going to feel so much better. Hey, it's the little things, right? xx
Photos by Anton Atienza