We’ve reached that point in March when most of our New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. However, there are a few that I’m especially committed to seeing through in 2021.
One of those is transforming my relationship with my wardrobe. Lately, I’ve felt pretty irresponsible with my shopping choices. I know, it might sound pretty dramatic—but hear me out. As a twenty-something living in a big city (and paying rent in said city), trying to resist the urge to shop fast-fashion and instead invest in more quality pieces—for the sake of sustainability—is a struggle. But I’ve officially reached the point where I take one glance at my closet, grimace and think “Really Angie?” Not only have I been overindulging in super trendy items that cause more damage to the environment than good to my closet, but the lack of quality is kind of embarrassing. I’m looking at you, Forever21 blouse that started unraveling at the seams after the first wear.
So, in the spirit of adulting, I reached out to PureWow Fashion Director, Dena Silver, to get her professional opinion on how to clean out my closet. We hopped on a video call and came up with a game plan for deciding exactly what I should get rid of, and more importantly, the reasons why they needed to go. Together we were able to draft a list of three rules that every woman should refer to when doing a closet cleanse of her own. So, grab some bags, put on your favorite playlist, and get ready to purge!