“70 percent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30 percent should be icing and fluff — that’s color, pattern, shine, and accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed.” – Michael Kors
This morning was a morning like a thousand I’ve had before, where I stand in the middle of my wardrobe room panning the garment racks and feeling like I have nothing to wear. Anyone that comes into my house and sees this room thinking “wow you have a lot of clothing!” Then the jokes about me needing more clothing or I’ll be naked follow. Truth is I love all of my clothing, when I stop caring about them I pass them along or sell them. My issue lately is the changing of the season, conflicted between summer and winter, feeling too cold or too warm. Most of my dresses are very light which can only be worn comfortably a short time during the summer. This most recent summer it was cold and rainy almost the entire time, September was warm. I wasn’t able to wear most of my summer closet to be perfectly honest.
There are many ways to fix this issue but I think ultimately it comes down to a positive mind and cleaning out the closet. Every few months I spend a few hours combing through every piece of clothing I have. The brutal decision: do I like this, do I wear this, does it fit…? I need to be brutal with myself and not keep things just for the sake of keeping them. It will feel better to have less, so I need to buckle down and make that conscious effort.