In the beginning of January, I wrote about my 2014 wardrobe resolutions – mentioning my goal of only adding 25 new items to my wardrobe over the year. I was so happily surprised to hear from many of you since then that you signed up for your own version of this particular resolution – whether it be only 10 items, or 100. Since we’re well past the mid-point of the year now, I thought I would have a late mid year check in, on how I’ve been doing on my three goals.
1. Closet trim down: I’ve made some progress here, but need to do more! I did a perfunctory clean out of my closet earlier this year, and also got rid of some of my higher end items that were no longer getting use. I’d like to clear out more clutter though.
2. Tracking purchases: Yup, I’ve been doing this! Because I can tell you exactly how I’m doing on goal #3.
3. 25 items for the year: As of late June, I was at 13 items, which meant that I was right on track as far as the mid-year point was concerned.
Amongst my items purchased – a few bags and accessories, some easy flannel shirts (those were in the depths of winter in late January), some casual shoes, jersey dresses for work. I shared a one of my most used purchases this year above – a canvas Hermes Garden Party (lighter than the leather version and so easy to carry!).
I’m cheating a bit because I’ve had a bad July and August. But I hope by the end of the year I can still have hit my 25 item goal, which means I will need to restrain myself these coming months (and leave some buffer for fall sales).
A question for all of you – should replacements count? The soles on my trusty Birkenstocks finally gave out a few weeks ago, and I’ve been hunting for a new pair to replace them (right in time to catch all the new variations now that they’re trendy). I’m loath to give up one of my precious remaining “wardrobe item slots” up for a pair of Birks however, especially since I’m just replacing for the same exact pair. I don’t think I’ll count them. All good or am I cheating?
How are all of you doing with your wardrobe resolutions so far this year?