It has been almost 2 months since I took the leap and completely downsized my wardrobe. You can read about that here if you'd like. I have not even come close to wearing everything that I have, in fact I even gave away one of my silk blouses. One of my worries was that I meet with my girlfriends each week for a dinner out and I thought they'd start to notice that I was wearing the same thing over and over. Guess what? I wore the same thing over and over before I cleaned out my closet. Nobody has said a thing and I think it has helped me to be more creative with what I've got.
Yesterday was a warm day and so a white t shirt and jeans were fine. I can't tell you how amazing it feels to open my drawers and closet, it's such a breath of fresh air. I hope you don't think I'm too strange but I often do this, just stare into my closet. Okay, I know that does sound strange.:)
Another benefit has been that I seem to take better care of the clothes I have. Not that I abused my clothes before but now I have a new attitude towards them. At the end of the day I used to toss my clothes into the laundry basket without a care. Now I carefully check to see if anything needs to be pre treated with detergent, repaired or maybe it just needs a brush down and can be re-hung and worn again. I even fold my pj's instead of just shoving them in the drawer! Everything seems special to me now and I love that. This is what I was hoping for.
Anyone else out there having similar feelings? Do share.