If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while then you know I recently did two major things. One, I booked my dream trip to Paris. And two, I started a big wardrobe edit on myself.
You’ve seen my wardrobe tour and know the lay of the land when it comes to some of the pieces that I have in my wardrobe. You also know that I buy almost everything secondhand. As a result, I have way too much stuff because everything is ridiculously affordable.
In 2015, I had a two-month long pop-up shop here in my hometown and it was a dream come true, however, I still have quite a lot of inventory from that venture that I still need to get rid of.
Clothing is art to me. It’s very hard for me to leave something behind at the thrift store or to part with it at home. But once I’ve made up my mind and I’m motivated to create something new or to revamp my style, nothing can stop me.
In this episode, I’m doing a total wardrobe edit on myself like I do for all of my clients.
My goal is to totally and complete elevate and evolve my style. At 34, I still feel like I don’t dress 100% true to who I am. It’s something I’m focused on right now for a few reasons.
Being a good steward of my money, time, and possessions is really important to me as well. To be honest, I sometimes feel a bit guilty for owning so much stuff and not doing anything with it. Which is in part, why I did the make cash from your closet challenge recently.
The other major factor in this massive wardrobe edit is to take better care of my most beloved garments through getting them tailored, mended, or cleaned properly. This is something that is a must when you shop secondhand or when you want to extend the life of your clothing.
A third and very important reason for the clear out is that I want to make money. I have a very solid collection of vintage and designer items mixed in with high street (fast fashion) items. My goal is to free up space, money, and mental clutter so that I can stop spending so much time and money.
When you have a really clear goal of what you want, it’s very easy to take decisive action. You’ve got to know your taste and preference and start moving in that direction. Don’t be afraid to get rid of things if they no longer fit who you are as a person or where you want to go.
My plan is to create an Instagram selling account. But I’ve also thought about opening my old Etsy shop or doubling down on Poshmark (I’ve only ever sold one thing on there).
Let me know what you think or if you have any recommendations. I’m all ears!
Also, if you have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to get rid of then you are in luck. I made this short and sweet little decision matrix for you. Download it right below and get started with refining your wardrobe too.