Early last week, I went home early from work to avoid a shitsnowstorm that turned out to be a dud. Cooped up at home, I decided to do a ton of laundry, hang up my clothes, and make everything look nice and neat. A couple of hours later, I took this picture on my phone and thought nothing of it until today.
This, my friends, is my entire wardrobe.
OK, not really. I have 6 pairs of jeans, a couple sets of jammies, a dozen or so comic book tees, a handful of coats, and of course underoos and socks not pictured in here. But apart from those, this is it. These are the clothes I pick from when I put together work and weekend outfits.
I paused after that last sentence for a while.
I don't know about you, but I think my wardrobe is teeny. Well, the teeniest I've ever had, like, ever.
It didn't used to be like that. Ever since I was a kid, I was always a hoarder of clothing. I clung to items that had sentimental value even though they didn't fit me anymore or suited my tastes. I had clothes on the floor, clothes on my bed, clothes bursting from dressers. Now, there's just this.
This change sure didn't happen overnight. I don't know when the exact moment started, but it was probably after I experienced "the blogging high." Ya'll know what I'm talking about.
"The Blogging High:" You're a new blogger. You're eager and get really immersed in the community, so you start joining in on themed posts or trends. Suddenly, you don't have as much extra money as you used to have. But you now have 5 new pairs of wedges in your closet. True story.
After that harrowing wedge experience, I started keeping track of what I had, what I needed, what looked good on me, what I could let go. And it turns out, I could let go of a lot. And right now, I'm pretty content with what I have. Keeping my closet pared down really makes me think about how to get the most of each piece of clothing and what I truly need to have. It also has made me learn a lot about myself and how I've grown style-wise.
Hopefully, I'll be able to maintain having a manageable wardrobe. I'm very tempted to accumulate more stuff just because I feel like I don't have enough items to pick from, but I have to keep reminding myself that it's always quality over quantity. And a great fit.