Let’s be honest guys, you can do the work and follow the steps and feel good about purging items from your closet, but how long does it actually stay clean for? A huge part of sustaining a closet that you love is not only knowing what to remove but also knowing how to be selective in what you choose back in.
So often we just toss out items that we haven’t worn in a while but we don’t stop to consider WHY we haven’t worn them. We don’t think, why wasn’t this serving me? What kinds of clothing could serve me better? We don’t ask these questions because they are hard. They force us to be honest with ourselves and dig deep.
But don’t worry friends, in this episode I am going to help you ask the right questions so that you can discover what clothing works for you and why so you can get started on building a wardrobe that is perfect for you.
So here we go…
3 things you need to know before you can really, truly clean out your closet:
1. YOUR LIFESTYLE NEEDS
So here’s the thing, we all have such diverse lifestyles. So why are we all listening to the same sources who are telling what we should be wearing? What the trends are? As if the same uniform could serve all of our diverse lifestyle needs? I don’t know either. We all need to take some time to figure out what our own lifestyle needs are before we can create a wardrobe that will fill those needs!
2. WHAT CLOTHING FITS YOU RIGHT NOW
Raise you hand if you have clothing in your closet that does not fit you right now? Guys, why are we doing that? If this is you, please do not think you are alone. As women, sadly, body image is something I think we all struggle with to varying degrees. If you haven’t listened to episode 10 yet with Dacy Gillespie, make sure you do. Dacy says, be in a place of honesty with yourself right now, the worst possible thing is for you to be in a place where you are not happy with your body and none of your clothes fit. Amen sister.
3. YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
You probably already have a Pinterest board labeled Style or something similar where you have pinned clothing that you liked. This is a good place to start when defining your personal style. When you scroll through these images, you will probably find themes. There are probably some main colors that you like as well as silhouettes. It is also important to take a look at the clothing that always seems to be dirty or in the wash aka the clothing you actually wear. Start to think about why you love those pieces and if styles that are on your inspiration boards would serve you the same way.
This episode will help you make some serious closet decisions that you have probably been putting off! If it does, please leave a review on iTunes. Those reviews are so important in helping us grow this podcast. Also you can join our Facebook group for this podcast, Simply, Lived In Insiders, to join the conversation about what you want to hear in upcoming episodes!
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