A Wardrobe Wear Out…

All this talk of dream closets, wish list shopping, and posting more outfit photos has got me thinking.  What if I could accomplish several goals in the course of a year, just by wearing what I already have in my closet?  I am going to explain.

I have a nice closet full of clothes, and I tend to stick to wearing the same items over and over again.  If I made more of a conscious effort to wear all the dresses that I have in there, I could probably make lots of progress getting my wardrobe organized.  (Being more organized is on that goal list of mine after all.)  I once read that if you don’t wear something in a year’s time, you probably won’t even miss it if it’s gone.  I have several items that I haven’t worn in over a year’s time but instead of getting rid of them right now, I feel like they at least deserve a chance before I have them hit the road.  Having a nice closet wear-out seems like just the thing to help me get a start at organizing my wardrobe.  This, in the end, will help get my closet to that more dream-like status – minus the space for all those shelves and freshly cut flowers, but it’s a start at more room anyway.

Doing this will no doubt help me to save some money, since I will be shopping my closet in a sense, leaving me with a little extra cash for those wish list items that occasionally make it up here on the blog.  Plus, I am always up for any kind of a wardrobe challenge.

This little (or maybe it is bigger than I think) challenge I am thinking of will also be just what I need to get more outfit photos up on the blog – weather, bad hair days, and breakouts not taken into account.  But even with those possible factors, I think I can accomplish a photo here and there for a weekly or bi-weekly round-up type post.  (Apologies in advance for reusing photo backgrounds, because I know I will.)

Yes, I think this is a good idea, and one that I have actually been thinking about doing since I was wearing all my shoes that second time.  I have already done this kind of a challenge with my shoes, and in a way with my skirts those two times I did Skirtember, so why not with the rest of my closet that contains all those dresses.  (Specifically, The Shoeper Shoe Challenge, Dressember, Skirtember to name those that I have done before.)

I am going to do it; I am going to wear my closet!  And since I am an obsessive Instagrammer, I am going to be using the hashtag #ErikaWearsHerCloset.  You can follow along there if you would like.  I will give myself a year, and with the exception of those few sentimental items that I could never depart with, anything that doesn’t get worn, or if after it gets worn I realize I don’t want to keep it, I will get rid of it.  This challenge is only going to apply to my dresses because they are a huge part of what I wear, and I’ve already condensed my skirt selection.  My shirts, well I mostly wear them to death so they are constantly being updated; no need to worry about any of them.

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Stay tuned, I’ll show you all what’s been worn so far this time next week.  Has anyone else ever attempted anything like this?  Leave me a comment and let me know how you go about your closet clean outs.  I would love to hear how you decide what stays and what goes.

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2 thoughts on “A Wardrobe Wear Out…

  1. Great idea! I should probably do the same! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. I am in dire need to re do my wardrobe, I just cant afford to do it right now! It’s so depressing 😦 x

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