Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Twelve Items

I recently read somewhere that you should have no more than twelve items in your closet.
Twelve quality and versatile items that can be mixed, matched, and accessorized to create endless outfit options. I don't think I could possibly exist on so few pieces, but this "twelve items" concept got me thinking about starting my own closet slim down.

one afternoon,
4 overflowing XL trash bags,
9 pairs of jeans, 
15 pairs of shoes, 
and a countless number of hangers later,
my closet is finally complete!

Yes, on my day off I decided to clean my closet.
For the first 3 hours, it was a great idea... but, the last 3... hm, not so much.
But it's done and I feel so much better!

I discovered things I forgot existed, like...
an Abercrombie sweatshirt from high school,
(uh, does anyone even wear Abercrombie anymore?)
a pair of shoes that has to be almost 10 years old,
a couple things that still have tags on them,
and lots of blackmail-worthy pictures.

don't judge... it was out of control.

definitely an improvement...
can you tell i tried to sort by color? we'll see how long that lasts...

i don't even know where all these hangers came from!?

adios designer jeans, you were a fad i will not miss
(painful throwing away all that $$$)

left- these two pairs of shoes were probably the hardest things to part with. alotta days spent in those bad boys. 
right- WHY was i hoarding ALL these running shoes? 

Have you heard of this "twelve item" rule? What do you think?
What's one thing in your closet you can't live without?


Mom said...

I black lightweight cardigan.

PS-nice job on the closet clean-up.

Frances said...

I can't believe you got rid of the Coach shoes. SO proud! Byebye!

How long did you stare at them before you tossed them in the bag?