a new outfit…there’s something almost magical about it. it makes you feel prettier, more confident, excited about the day.
or at least these are the feelings that i used to have with a new purchase. but then once i’d worn an article of clothing as many ways as i thought i could (which was often only one or two ways), or i’d worn those two outfits several times, i’d grow tired of said item(s) of clothing and the hunt would commence for something new to make me feel that way again.
taking that option away has forced me to reevaluate my closet (and emotions). i was a bit surprised to find that i get the same feelings from remixing items already in my closet. in fact, i feel even better about my “new” ensembles because there isn’t a trace of guilt from buying something i knew deep down i didn’t need and maybe even didn’t like all that much.
i’m a bit ashamed to admit that i’m 3 1/2 months into the challenge and there are still (a lot of) items in my closet i haven’t worn. i’m thinking a purge may be in order. if not now, definitely when the year is over…