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7.08.2015

Closet Inventory | One Year Later...

Last March, I wrote my first closet inventory post, where I outlined just how many clothes I had.  I was really shocked to discover that I had 400 total items in my closet at the time, and attempted to cut that number in half.  Three months later, I followed up with another post, where I was proud to announce that I was successful in purging 157 items from my wardrobe.  I wanted to follow up once again, a year later and let you know what is currently in my closet.

Note: I am not counting loungewear, swimwear, and undergarments in my totals, but I am including accessories.  I specify this because I know many of us can easily start to hoard accessories and in order to be fully transparent, I want to include them in my counts.

Tops
Camisoles: 16 - 18
Sleeveless/tank tops: 2 - 7
Short-sleeve: 11 - 9
3/4 or long-sleeve: 8 - 14
Button ups/popovers: 10 - 5
Pullover sweaters: 5 - 1
Total tops52 - 54 (down from 84 tops in March 2014)

Bottoms
Denim jeans (black/blue): 5 (same as in June 2014)
Colored/patterned jeans: 3 - 2
Pants: 10 - 8
Leggings: 5 (same as in June 2014)
Shorts: 3 - 6
Skirts: 8 - 3
Total bottoms: 34 - 29 (down from 51 bottoms in March 2014)

Dresses
Sleeveless dresses: 6 (same as in June 2014)
Short-sleeved dresses: 6 - 7
3/4 or long-sleeved dresses: 5 - 6 
Total dresses: 17 - 19 (down from 27 dresses in March 2014)

Jackets/Layers
Vests: 1 - 2
Cardigans: 12 - 14
Blazers: 4 - 3
Light jackets: 2 (same as in June 2014) 
Winter coats: 1 (same as in June 2014)
Total jackets/layers: 20 - 22 (down from 36 jackets/layers in March 2014)

Shoes
Flats: 6 - 4
Wedges: 2 (same as in June 2014)
Flat sandals: 5 - 3
Sneakers/TOMS: 10 - 6 
Boots: 6 (same as in June 2014)
Total shoes: 29 - 21 (down from 42 shoes in March 2014)

Accessories
Scarves: 17 - 15
Necklaces: 18 - 15
Headbands: 16 - 14
Earrings: (not including studs): 19 - 15
Bracelets: 2 - 1
Tights: 8 - 10
Belts: 11 - 9
Total accessories: 91 - 79 (down from 159 accessories in March 2014)

Total items: 243 - 224 (down from 400 items in March 2014)
Total items (excluding accessories): 151 - 145

While I have added certain items into my closet over the past year or so (including the fruits of a massive successful shopping trip to Goodwill that I'll share with you soon!), overall, I have slightly cleared out more items from my closet.  I definitely still have things in my closet currently that I am not 100% sold about, but I'm also trying to figure out the best way to eliminate the things that I'm not super jazzed about (see, if I got rid of things that I'm 100% in love with currently, I'd have about 40 things in my entire closet and I would only have like 1 pair of pants...).  That bit will take time.  All in all, though, I do feel great about the current state of my closet.  I'm eager to continue fine-tuning and exploring my sense of style and seeing where the journey takes me!

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