One of the first things I thought of when I decided it was time to embrace the concept of
is my closet.
I love my clothes. Especially as the past five years have been baby/toddler free. 18 years is a long time for a funky-fashion lover like me to be relegated to wearing only those things that can handle the spit-up-peanut-butter-dirt-smearability that is the life of a mother with young children.
I don’t begrudge that time at all, but it HAS been fun to wear nice clothes every day instead of only when I’m traveling and playing with you grown ups!
Don’t I look cute in my 90’s hair and baggy T-shirt?
So – simple isn’t easy. I read this book, waaaay back when and quickly adopted it as my closet/wardrobe philosophy.
It advises you to go through everything you own, keep only what you absolutely love and what looks great on you, and get rid of everything else. I used to winnow my closet down to the essentials every year which is totally easy when most everything comes from the thrift shop in the first place. Nobody notices that you only have three dresses when all three of them look really good on you. It advises choosing a uniform look and sticking with it. Not a boring look – just knowing what design lines look good on you and to stop buying things that don’t work.
But now – it’s been years and I’ve been buying clothes I really like that might not be practical. And it’s out of control. I’ll be giving away all the regular clothing – but some of the funner stuff I might put up for sale on Ebay.
less mediocre clothing in my closet = more looking good all the time
less clutter = less housework
less wardrobe choices = better choices and no indecision