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“I have enough clothes and shoes, I do not need to go shopping” said no woman ever. Unfortunately, it is because of this sentiment that women have to contend with a disorganized wardrobe. It is through this practice that women are presented with the paradox of having a sheer overwhelming number of clothing items and yet having nothing to wear. However, it is not for the lack of options that women find themselves in such a fashion predicament, but rather it is the lack of quality choices. It is for this reason that women need to routinely purge their closets of clothes that are sitting ducks and are doing nothing to enhance their style. So, if you are thinking of purging your wardrobes of unwanted clothes or last season's wholesale Steve Madden shoes, here are ways to do just that:
1.) Empty out your closet
A closet purge would all be for naught if you did not take every single article of clothing from your wardrobe. It is essential that before you even begin, you take everything out. After having taking all of the items out, try the items you have not worn recently—even the numbers you have saved for a “special occasion” or “just in case”. You might be surprised at just how many of these items you are keeping and how many of these pieces do not exactly fit you or your style anymore. Clear them out and free up some closet space.
2.) Sort them into four piles
You have four categories which your clothes should go into (KEEP IT, MAYBE, DISCARD AND SEASONAL ITEMS). The items you have sorted as the ones to keep are the things you love, and you can hang back in your closet. Those under maybe would require deeper contemplation. Are you keeping it for sentimental purposes even if the style is not something you really like? Or have you paid a premium price for it? Regardless, you should put it in a box and store it. So that anytime you feel like wearing it again, it is easily accessible. Discard items are obviously clothes you should either donate or sell while seasonal ones are the ones you should also put into boxes and add to your wardrobe should the proper season roll around.
3.) Assess what is left inside the wardrobe
A good way to define your personal style is to live with your clothes for a bit before shopping for new pieces. There are a lot of social media platforms for your perusal from Pinterest to Instagram; you can the follow style influencers and users whose style echoes yours. Scour the net and look for the styles you have an affinity with. From there, you can assess the remnants of your closet and keep those clothes whose styles are more or less similar to the ones existing in your closet.
Admittedly, after purging your wardrobe from unwanted clothes, the last thing you would need to do now is to buy more clothes to fill it up, right? Well, unless you are creating a capsule wardrobe, then this step is crucial. To complete your closet, you need to shop for items as well. But instead of mindlessly grabbing whatever items you see, shop with a purpose and do it intentionally. Consider your lifestyle and from there, shop for items that truly match your sense of style.