Everyone has their guilty pleasure article of clothing. The sweatshirt with the holes that is “just so comfortable.” Or the classic “I haven’t worn it yet but it’s going to go great with something one day.” My personal favorite is the “after I lose these ten pounds it’s going to fit perfectly.” So here is your chance to let it go. Move on and give it to someone who might actually wear it. You should only fill your closet space with the things you need.
In the Name of Comfort
Remember that time you bought Uggs because they were “so comfortable and warm?” Yeah, don’t use that excuse anymore. Ever. If you’re solely interested in comfort than why do you get out of your comfortable bed to fix your hair and put on makeup every morning? In fact, you should go buy some Crocs because from what I hear, they’re pretty comfortable. You wont have to worry about feeling uncomfortable when creepy guys hit on you, with your Crocs. What I’m trying to insinuate is if you’re going to wear something ugly don’t use the excuse that it’s because of comfort.
Rule # 1
If it’s been in your closet over three months and still has the tags on it, let it go.
I know you probably got a super great deal on it and someday it’s going to be the finishing touch on your dream outfit but really, it’s just taking up room in your closet. It’s just another shirt you have to dig past when getting dressed in the morning. Simplify your life; you’ll thank me later. A trick that I sometimes use is to hang every hanger in my closet the wrong way. Then as you wear the items you turn the hangers around. After a season, any hanger that hasn’t been turned must go. If you don’t wear it, don’t prevent other people from being able to wear it. That poor article of clothing needs a night out.
Rule # 2
If you have clothing that doesn’t fit due to size, you need to reevaluate yourself.
All that article of clothing does is stare at you and tell you you’re fat. Which is personally not something I want to hear while getting dressed in the morning. If you just so happen to lose the weight, then go you. You deserve to go out and buy yourself some pants that fit. But just because you still own jeans from middle school doesn’t mean you can fit into them. They are not your friends. Pass them on.
In the end, I would much rather have two pairs of jeans that I love than twelve that are “OK.” Quality over quantity always applies in fashion. Make smart fashion decisions to be comfortable and feel confident.