“Minimalism is not a style. It is an attitude, a way of being. It is a fundamental reaction against noise, visual noise, disorder, and vulgarity. Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance.” – Claudio Silvestrin
It is a reality that we can all get a little overenthusiastic when it comes to fashionable items and trendy clothing. In this regard, we tend to hoard as many clothes, fashion accessories, and shoes as we can. After all, when it comes to fashion, numerous clothes and ensembles present an avenue for limitless style options. Unfortunately, while an expansive wardrobe might offer you variety, this might be one area in your life wherein you are held back in terms of style. You may still possess obsolete fashion items and trends that are no longer in season—all these do nothing to augment your personal style and would only be hogging closet space. From yesteryear urban clothing trends to fashion items you may have forgotten, here are some of the things you should purge your closets of:
1.) Multiples of one style
Tattered and ripped jeans in different kinds of wash, dresses in different colors—we have all been there before. We might have gravitated towards a particular fashion style at one point in our life and accumulated a lot of it in a variety of colors. This does not mean you should keep all of them. Lay them down and think about what makes them so different from each other, to begin with. If you notice that they are more or less the same, pick the best one and discard the rest.
2.) Clothing you have never worn or just worn once
Virgin clothing pieces (as aptly named) are those pieces in your closet that barely or have never seen the light of day. Holding on to them would only be clogging up your wardrobe with unused clothing. If you have hardly any use for these items at all, then sell them or give them away.
3.) Comfort clothes
These are the clothes you refuse to get rid of no matter how tattered, see-through or dirty they get. They come in varying degrees of distress—from oversized stained T-shirts to saggy-bottomed yoga pants. You keep them as house clothes, and yet you would not want to be caught dead by anyone wearing them—even if you are within the comforts of your home. So, why are you keeping them?
4.) Trends that have gone out of style
Every once in a while, we purchase pieces we once loved and wore all the time and every chance we get. But now, when we look at them we could not help but think what the heck we were thinking about when we purchased it and wore it out to the public. Confront your old lousy style habits and learn from them. Know what enticed you to wear that particular style or urban clothing and why your opinion has changed. Learn from it, get rid of the items and then move on.
5.) Clothing that no longer fits you
Sometimes, we tend to cling to clothes that are too tight for us in the hopes that it would serve as an inspiration for us to lose weight. Unfortunately, some of these outfits would no longer fit despite you losing a significant amount of weight. The issues might go beyond the waistline and are perhaps centered on how the buttons are put or how the cuts were made. If you do not think you will be getting your pre-maternity body anytime soon, it is best if you disposed of these items.
Arnav Gupta is a fashion blogger. He loves to write on the latest fashion trends to let you make the style statements. You can also check his blogs for your favorite celeb’s style update