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6.27.2014

Closet Inventory...3 Months Later

Back in the end of March, I posted a closet inventory of what was in my closet, after being inspired by two bloggers in my reader who had taken on the task previously.  I was pretty overwhelmed by my 400 items and felt really materialistic and gross about having that much stuff in my closet.  My goal was to cut my clothing down by half...so I'm reporting back three months later with updated figures.

Again, as a reminder, the only things I am not counting are loungewear, swimwear, and undergarments, but I am including accessories.  I only am specifying this because I know many of us can easily start to hoard accessories, and in order to be fully transparent, I wanted to include them in my count.

Tops
Camisoles: 21 - 16
Sleeveless/tank tops: 13 - 2
Short-sleeve: 8 - 11
3/4 or long-sleeve: 14 - 8
Button ups/popovers: 18 - 10
Pullover sweaters: 11 - 5
Total tops: 85 - 52

Bottoms
Denim jeans (black/blue): 9 - 5
Colored/patterned jeans: 4 - 3
Pants: 13 - 10
Leggings: 10 - 5
Shorts: 5 - 3
Skirts: 10 - 8
Total bottoms: 51 - 34

Dresses
Sleeveless dresses: 7 - 6
Short sleeved dresses: 9 - 6
3/4 or long-sleeved dresses: 11 - 5
Total dresses: 27 - 17

Jackets/Layers
Vests: 5 - 1
Cardigans: 17 - 12
Blazers: 6 - 4
Light jackets: 7 - 2
Winter coats: 1 - 1
Total jackets/layers: 36 - 20

Shoes
Flats: 13 - 6
Wedges: 4 - 2
Flat sandals: 7 - 5
Sneakers/TOMS: 7 - 10
Boots: 11 - 6
Total shoes: 42 - 29

Accessories
Scarves: 28 - 17
Necklaces: 43 - 18
Headbands: 14 - 16
Earrings (not including studs): 33 - 19
Bracelets: 4 - 2
Tights: 23 - 8
Belts: 14 - 11
Total accessories: 159 - 91

Total items: 400 - 243
Total items (excluding accessories): 151

So, there you have it!  I've purged 157 items from my closet, and I have to say, it feels amazing.  I know that I still have pieces that I'm going to get rid of, but since I'm not shopping for a year, I'm hanging onto them at this point, just so I still have clothes to wear.  My wardrobe is so much more navigable now, and it's less overwhelming for me to get dressed, put laundry away, etc.  I'm still nowhere near being a minimalist, but I'm definitely closer than I was, and I like it.

Stay tuned on Monday for the 20 items I'll be wearing for the month of July!  I am eager to share them with you!

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