Good Morning!!! Yay for Friday!!
I am excited to share this with you today!! This has been something I have been thinking about doing for quite some time.
Reducing my wardrobe!
Scary yes but let me tell you it feels pretty great now that it’s done. I decided it was time because my husband is getting out of the army in a few months!! Yay! We decided we are going to live with his parents for a few months during our transition. This way we can save some money and find a house! Super exciting, can’t wait to plant some roots. Also being able to do what we want to the space will be pretty amazing too.
So let’s get started!
Before you start it’s a good idea to really sit down and hop on pinterest or google and decide what you want your day to day look to be. Some have a few different go-to looks and that’s ok but you’re going to have more clothes for each look, it’s probably going to add up quickly. I decided that I want to keep a really simple and classic silhouette. A classy jeans and a shirt look. This to me covers all the bases because it’s very easy to dress up, when you want to look a little nicer. Also it’s comfortable, when chasing two little guys this is key.
I highly suggest music as the first step. In my opinion music is always needed, no matter what the project is. Alright step two, I went drawer by drawer took everything out then made different piles. One for keep, one for sentimental, and a don’t keep pile. The sentimental it mostly made up of tshirts. That I will most likely make into a blanket, so they don’t need to be taking up space in my dresser or closet.
An important note to add is to be real with yourself. You know what you’re going to wear and what you just “ might want to wear sometime.” We all have those and I completely get that it’s hard to let go of these things, but really it needs to be done. This is where having decided your look before you start is helpful. Then you don’t think about how you’d wear it, as much as you think about how it fits into your look.
Once you go through everything, then it’s time to put things away. This is my favorite part! Not only because my room/ bed is a mess now but because it’s exciting to see the things that made the cut going into their new homes. The way that I organized it is to have all my t-shirts upfront, and color coded. These are the base of just about all my outfits so that’s where I need to start. Then I have all my long sleeves and cover ups, color coded. This makes it really easy to build an outfit.
Part of my goal was to have almost all my wardrobe in my closet, and I did it!! The only things not in my closet are undergarments and tank tops. It’s important to note that I do have a hanging shelf unit in my closet. I use it for comfy clothes, and bottoms. I also moved all my pullover hoodies into a tub that can fit under the bed. This way they are still easy to get to but their bulkiness isn’t taking up valuable space.
When we move I won’t be able to use my dresser, very sad but it takes up a lot of space. My dresser was one of my first big makeover projects and I think it came out pretty amazing. I will definitely be sad not to have it but it’ll be temporary, and I’m sure it’ll be so great when I do get to get it back out and use it again.
There it is!! My wardrobe reduction!! Have any of you been thinking about reducing your clothing clutter? I would love to see your “look.” Would you be interested in a building your wardrobe post? I hope you liked this post please subscribe and share. Have a great weekend, I’ll see you monday with a new Keto recipe! As always Live Crazed!!