November 12, 2015
Two things from my behavior lately have stood out:
- During closet purges I often find items to donate instead of discarding them. These pieces are still in good physical condition, but for one reason or another, I’m no longer interested in owning them.
- I am constantly evaluating, then re-evaluating my wardrobe. And this leads to continuous tweaks to my wardrobe (let me add a top here, purge a knit there, you get the idea…).
This raised an interesting question.
Why is my wardrobe always unsettled?
I don’t have an exact answer to this question, but I do have a few guesses:
- My closet has items that are no longer in rotation
- I still own impulse purchases that never “worked” with the pieces in my wardrobe
- I want to try a new trend or style
- The lack of variety has lead to boredom with my clothes
- I’m missing something to complete an outfit
- I don’t own anything I want to wear for a specific occasion or event
- My clothes are no longer in good condition
- I own items that no longer fit (physically or current lifestyle needs)
If any 1 (or more) of the above list are true, it could be a reason why my wardrobe never feels complete. This list is also a good check-list on how to evaluate my wardrobe to make it more functional (and me more happy with it) in the future.
Why does your wardrobe sometimes feel unsettled?