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Organize with Me, Episode 2: Summer Wardrobe Edit

Organize with Me, Episode 2: Summer Wardrobe Edit

Last week, just ahead of the official start of summer, I was putting my laundry away and realized I was feeling itchy looking at some of the pieces in my wardrobe.

Here in Massachusetts, it's pretty cold for most of the year. Because of this, I have some pieces in my wardrobe that transition over three months of the year - fall, winter, and spring.

By the time summer gets here, not only are these pieces wayyy too hot, I'm also pretty sick of them.

The Simple Wardrobe Strategy that Transformed My Closet

The Simple Wardrobe Strategy that Transformed My Closet

Have you been feeling blah about your wardrobe?

Maybe you've been feeling bored and uninspired. Maybe you've been struggling to put together your outfits. Maybe your clothes aren't fitting their best. Maybe you're just running out of space. Whatever the case, you're living the cliche of "a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear."

Oh man, have I been there. Many of us are in the habit of undervaluing our wardrobes. We let ourselves down by saying that it doesn't matter.

I know that for a long time, I dismissed my instincts to care about how I present myself as shallow. But it's not necessarily about other people's opinions, or fitting in with society, or about devaluing non-physical aspects of ourselves. I discovered that for me, it's about feeling my best and celebrating each day.

How to Break Free from Retail Therapy

How to Break Free from Retail Therapy

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve struggled with feelings of lack in certain areas of my life. 

For example, I used to have a giant bin full of beauty products and would keep buying more. I also regularly struggled to get dressed from my closet stuffed with random clothes

These situations were frustrating and disruptive to my day - and made me cringe when I thought about the money that was spent only to receive little value in return.

I see this all the time with my decluttering clients. Many of us have at least one category of items that’s really difficult for us.

How to Rethink Your Wardrobe

How to Rethink Your Wardrobe

For a good part of my 20s, it took me ages to get dressed in the morning. Most of that time was spent deciding what to wear, and then the rest of it was trying to fix wardrobe malfunctions.

In the end it was always the same - I looked and felt totally discombobulated.

I thought I needed closet organization - but what i really needed was to rethink my wardrobe.

None of the pieces had anything to do with one another. It was a challenge to conjure up an outfit with such a scattered wardrobe.

On top of that, so many of the pieces I had were wrong in some way. A lot of them had an awkward fit, or were uncomfortable. One way or another, they didn’t feel like they represented me.