Try a Quick Closet Challenge
Wanna try a closet challenge? It doesn’t take much time at all. Promise. I did it myself.
Here’s the what and the why.
We all have clothes in our closets that we don’t wear. But we hang on to them telling ourselves that one day we’ll wear them.
For a variety of reasons, we’re just not ready to send them away.
I’m right there too! I have more things that I don’t wear than I like to admit. Including these argyle sweaters that I like a lot but haven’t worn in a couple of years. 🤦🏻♀️
Here’s the Challenge
Find something in your closet that you’ve been hanging on to but haven’t worn in a long time. How could you wear it and love it again? Google is a great tool if you need some inspiration. For example, I searched “modernize an argyle sweater” and “style an argyle sweater” to find images of how others have worn an argyle sweater. Make sure you click on the Images tab to see all the photo results.
Think Outside the Box
In the case of these sweaters, I realized that maybe all I need to do is modernize the way I style them. It was time to think outside the box. Just because argyle is a preppy/classic style, I can certainly wear the sweaters with a casual and modern vibe.
Keep It Simple
These style updates were so simple! By only adding a trending shoe style, like lug sole boots and white retro sneakers, and casual pants, the argyle sweaters moved from a “grandpa” or preppy look to a fresh, current look.
The plus: since argyle isn’t a currently trending style and not seen a lot, the outfit becomes an eye catcher.
Other Reasons You’re Hanging On to Something
You may be holding on to clothes for a variety of reasons other than not knowing how you can style them. Some reasons that indicate it’s time to pass an item of clothing along to someone who can make better use of it:
- it doesn’t fit anymore,
- you don’t love it, but you’re keeping it because it was expensive,
- you do love it, but you’ve worn it so much that it looks, well, worn.
It’s time to pass on clothes that fall into this category. These clothing pieces don’t bring you joy (borrowing the term from Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up). Get them out of your closet, bid them farewell, and focus on the pieces that make you feel goo.