So far this month I’ve parted company with more items of clothing than I’ve gotten rid of in the past few years. And I’ve rediscovered more too.
We’ve all heard the suggestion that we only wear a small proportion of our wardrobe a large proportion of the time (and until recently that applied to me too). But with a recent wardrobe refresh (prompted by the discovery of holes in a few of my merino wool jumpers), I’m gaining a new perspective on everything I have and how things can be combined in ways I’d never previously imagined.
At the moment, my creative energy is directed towards my inner architect as I scrutinise the clothes I own and the outfits I pull together (and any damage that can or can’t be repaired). I’m challenging myself to wear things I haven’t worn for a while, and questioning the point of hanging onto ‘vintage’ stuff when I just won’t wear them again. (They’re off to charity, by the way.)
Dressing up or down at the start of the day is a joy I look forward to, and I have an inkling this new approach to decluttering will not be restricted to my wardrobe.
WordPress prompt: Inkling
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