I spent the weekend spring cleaning my closet. The whole weekend.
Confessions of a closet clean out: I live in 700 sq. ft. with another human, which means I have a small amount of (shared) closet space for a large amount of (not shared) clothes and shoes. Every change of season is a disaster zone as I bring everything up from storage, categorize, narrow, and decide what will stay up, what will store down, and what will get donated. It is at once invigorating in fresh change and disgusting in quantity. I'm working really hard to scale back the quantity and focus on the quality.
#1yearNoShopping forced me to look long and hard at what I had, and to make it work. I made my basics work hard. I found new life in old trends. But there was one giant category that I could not, for the life of me, make work: My old corporate work wear.
Suits on suits on suits. With no use.
I wear the blazers often, but there are countless hangers of work pants and work skirts, un-worn. So, I'm making it a mini-mission to work these corporate pieces into a no-longer corporate life. I spent too much on them not to. I love them too much not to.
I used to push the corporate wear limits. I never thought I'd be pushing them in the casual office - But here we are. I swapped denim for an old pair of trousers, and kept it clean with a crisp tee, casual shoes, and pulled it together with my favorite effortless topper: A long vest.
What un-worn, much-loved items are in the back of your closet? Pull them out, and mix them in!