Things are definitely different around my house since having a child. I am no longer the first one to read my Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. As you can see from the picture I’ve got some competition. And I find myself at home on a lot more Saturday nights.
Last Saturday I was ecstatic to finally have time to edit my own closet. I gave away two bags of clothes that no longer worked for me. It wasn’t because they were out of style or didn’t fit; they just no longer helped me create the style I want.
I share this with you because sometimes the thought of going through your closet and getting rid of things causes feelings of guilt and overwhelm. There’s no shame or wastefulness in getting rid of clothing that isn’t currently serving you. You can donate or even consign your clothes and let someone else enjoy what no longer works for you.
Spring is around the corner and it’s a great time to reflect on whether or not the clothes in your closet are the ones for you. It’s actually a very easy process. All you need to know are the four closet edit questions.
The FOUR Closet Edit Questions
These four simple questions make going through your closet a simple and easy process. The key is to be honest and disciplined about what you want. Hold up an item in your closet and ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I LOVE it?
- Is it flattering?
- Does it help me achieve the style I want?
- Have I worn it recently?
If you don’t answer “YES!” for each question you know that particular item isn’t working for you. Consider donating it, consigning it, or working with a stylist to find out to make an item something you love to wear.