The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement (Week 5)

November 8, 2015

Six pairs of unworn jeans.

Six pairs of unworn jeans in the boutique.

I’ve just completed Week 5 of The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement.  This past week I tackled why the boutique has been on my mind.  While I added 5 items to my working closet, I did manage to purge 10 from the boutique.  Of course, once I get started with a closet purge, I usually keep going.  After removing 10 items from the “2 for 1” purge during the week, I set my sights on another category within the boutique—Jeans.  For the past 5 weeks, I’ve managed just fine with 7 pairs of jeans, yet I still have 6 jeans sitting in the boutique.

And here’s the crazy part.

I could replace almost all of the jeans in my working closet with the jeans from the boutique.  But they are sitting unworn, clearly I do not need them.

The two jeans I kept.

The 2 jeans I kept.

Despite this observation, when I tried to purge all 6 jeans, I balked.  It was simply too much for me.  I compromised instead, keeping 2 and purging the rest.  The 2 jeans I kept were added to my working closet.

Here’s what my working wardrobe is currently looking like after this weeks additions.

Working closet for week 5.

DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement working closet for week 5.

I have 56 items after week 5:

  • 2 Vest (gear) (no change)
  • 1 Pullover Fleece (gear) (no change)
  • 2 Blazers (no change)
  • 14 Knits (added 4)
  • 5 T-Shirts (no change)
  • 2 LS T’s (no change)
  • 9 Jeans (added two)
  • 1 Trousers (Business Capsule; no change)
  • 2 Button down shirt (added 1)
  • 1 Blouse (Business Capsule; no change)
  • 2 Scarves (no change)
  • 4 Tanks (no change)
  • 4 Thermals (no change)
  • 1 Cardigan (no change)
  • 1 Hoodie (no change)
  • 2 Ponchos (no change)
  • 3 Pullovers/Sweaters (no change)

And here’s the boutique.  Removing the 6pairs of jeans (purging 4 and moving 2 into the working closet) brings the boutique down to 51 items.  At this point, the only bottoms left in the boutique are 2 pairs of shorts.

The boutique for week 5.

DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement boutique for week 5.

Have you ever compromised with yourself during a closet purge?


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