This ain't no fashion blog. And I'm not about to become some kind of expert on the latest styles or trends.
That's just not gonna happen in this lifetime.
It's just that we're packing up the summertime gear, the tank tops, the tees, the shorts, the sandals. And we're opening the cedar chests, unzipping the garment bags, pulling out the big 'ol plastic totes crammed with an assortment of winterwear accumulated over many seasons past.
And many of us are letting out a sigh. We're feeling a bit uninspired ... and maybe a tad overwhelmed. And not all that excited about the random collection that awaits to keep our bodies covered and snug in the months ahead.
I'm a big believer in the 80 / 20 rule. And I think it applies to what's jammed into our closets and stuffed into dresser drawers. The truth is this ...
We only wear 20% of our stuff 80% of the time.
So ... what if we were to let go of all the clothing that didn't make us smile. Each and every garment that was too binding or too tiny. Scratchy, quite unflattering, or long past its day.
My closet is barer than it's ever been and I'm still working on releasing what just isn't cutting it for me anymore. It's a continual process. And I'm good with that. If some article of clothing doesn't fit my body well in this season of life, it's outta there. And as we head into winter if it's not soft and fleece-y, warm and stretchy, I'm simply done with it.
Because I've discovered that I don't need a huge array of clothes.
Just the ones that call my name.
If this whole idea sounds like it might work for where you are right about now and you need a jumpstart in heading in that direction, check out Project 333. It's a minimalist wardrobe challenge where you dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.
And it's not for women only, guys.
This invitation could be the key to bringing a smile of relieved gratitude when you stand in front of your closet in the morning. Because instead of moaning that you've got nothing to wear, you'll only see the good stuff that you really truly want to reach for.
What a freeing way to start the day. 'Cause you've got bigger fish to fry, and so do I.
By the way, I'm still keeping the flip flops on. Even if it is mid-October in the northeast.
So ... what's happening in your closet?
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