Over the summer I got a fantastic injection of new pieces into my wardrobe. But as the weather dropped I found myself gravitating to the same favorite items again and again.
Rather than do any major shopping in order to feel inspired by my closet, I opted to track the tops I wear. After I wear a top, I flip the hanger the other direction when I put the it back in the closet. This way I’m able to see what I’ve worn recently and what I have yet to mix into an outfit.
So far, I’ve been pleased to see that by making this intention I’m wearing much more of my wardrobe. Sometimes by just adding a new accessory to an old shirt helps me get excited about an outfit I otherwise would not have worn.
I’m also keenly aware of those few pieces I hesitate to wear. If by the end of the challenge I’d rather not wear a top that has gone unworn, I will donate or pass it on to someone else.
It brings a whole new meaning to “shop your closet.”
PS – Tonight is Chicago’s Business in the City!