I have a friend (who shall remain nameless), who’s holding on to some stuff. You know, stuff: dropwaist, large-collared dresses from the 1980s, suits with shoulder pads, boxes and boxes of shoes she never wears, hanger after hanger of black pants. Sentimental pieces that recall beautiful memories, ill-considered fast fashion purchases that were worn once and shoved to the back of the closet and forgotten (and now the trend has passed), skirt and dresses she’ll wear when she loses that last ten pounds.
If your closets are bursting at the seams with pieces that need to be tossed or archived, we need to talk. If you’re not wearing it, why are you keeping it? You shouldn’t waste valuable real estate in your closet with items that are out of style, no longer your size, no longer fit your lifestyle, or that don’t make you happy to wear. It happens to the best of us (um, I’m holding on to dresses for the daughter I don’t even have yet), including Kim Kardashian, who received an intervention from Kanye:
You can’t make room for looks that truly flatter you and fit you now if you’re holding on to things that don’t. Need someone to hold your hand and help you purge? Call me.
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