Today I want to talk about something I find very interesting and it’s how clothes and feelings are related. You may be thinking it’s a little weird but have you ever tried on something and felt like you can conquer the world? Or on the contrary, you have that one piece of clothing forgotten on the back of your closet that maybe you wort that you wore one day and had a really bad experience so you swore you would never wear it again?
Now, this isn’t only going to be my opinion on these things, I also want to give you some tips, so you can find a way to have more positive feelings towards your clothes.
I think we can all agree on the fact that clothing is closely related to the perception that we have of ourselves, and therefore, our self-esteem. So let’s get rid of the bad and celebrate the good!
TIP #1: IF IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A GODDESS, GET RID OF IT.
This obviously excludes basic pieces that we use to style other things, but here I apply what Marie Kondo says, so if it doesn’t spark joy… you know what to do!
This will help you so every time you go to your closet, you only have pieces that you really like, and this includes pieces that fit you right now. I heard somewhere that clothing is made to fit YOU, not the other way around, so get rid of those jeans that you wore 10 years ago and you keep because “one day they will fit again”.
TIP #2: IS IT YOU, OR IS IT WHAT MAGAZINES ARE TELLING YOU TO WEAR?
I’ve talked about this on my Instagram but I wanted to go a little more in-depth here. Sometimes we end up buying things that are trendy just because we see them everywhere when maybe it’s not really us. The best thing you can do is ask yourself that question before you buy, but if you already have some of those pieces, again, you know what to do!
TIP #3: MAYBE IT MADE YOU HAPPY 5 YEARS AGO, BUT DOES IT MAKE YOU HAPPY NOW?
This is something I’m also guilty of, but slowly I’ve been implementing these tips in my life. I’ve kept pieces that are related to really beautiful memories and I didn’t really want to get rid of them, but I realized that if I kept doing that I would probably end up in an episode of “Hoarders”. So I found an amazing solution that allows me to keep the memories, but in a more organized and sustainable way: a photo album! I know it sounds weird but bear with me. You can take photos of that item with a polaroid camera, and if you have pics of the day you wore them that made you really happy, you can put them together in a photo album and it’s a nice way of treasuring those moments, so maybe give it a try!
Now don’t forget you can always resell the items you don’t want to have anymore, give them to your friends or donate them, our planet will thank you!
Let me know if you have any clothing items that you don’t wear anymore but refuse to get rid of and why!