This week, instead of encouraging you to shop with a What's In My Shopping Bag? i'm instead, motivating you to clean out some items in your closet that may be taking up some much needed space. If you are ready to make more room by doing a quick wardrobe purge, start by getting rid of the items on the list below and you'll be feeling clutter-free and organized in no time.
Buying copycat fashion at a super low price of the original designer piece is certainly tempting, but it comes with concerns, not least of which is the conditions workers making those fake goods are subjected to. Clean your closet and your conscience by getting rid of anything in this category.
2. Cheap Halloween Costumes
You probably won’t want to pass that $15 “sexy police officer” costume down to your kids.
3. Bridesmaid Dresses
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones with a friend that has amazing taste and picked out a bridesmaid dress that you actually have worn since her wedding and will wear again. For everyone else, it’s totally fine to let go of these dresses, along with any guilty feelings.
4. Super Low-Rise Jeans
Even when they were in style, they were uncomfortable and impractical (especially when sitting on a bar stool).
5. Mis-Matched Socks
Everyone has a drawer or a bag of these somewhere. If the matching sock hasn’t turned up within a few months, it probably never will.
6. Anything That Doesn't Fit or Isn't Worth Tailoring
If something fits you so poorly the alterations are going to cost more than garment’s original price, its time to donate it.
7. Painful Heels
It doesn’t matter how pretty (or expensive) they are. If a pair of pumps is so uncomfortable you always change out of them before you even leave the house, they’re just taking up space.
8. Hopelessly Outdated Trends
Think...velour track suits.
9. 'Motivational' Clothing
Many women keep too-small clothing around as an incentive to lose weight, but doing so can actually be discouraging. Instead, make a little room in your closet for new purchases to reward yourself once you reach your weight loss goals.
10. Items That Make You Feel Exposed or Uncomfortable
That top that plunges way too low or the the skin-tight dress you’ll never get the guts to wear. Send them on their way—your clothing should make you feel beautiful, not self-conscious.