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Wardrobe Resolutions 2015

I started doing wardrobe resolutions in the beginning of January a few years ago (you can read 2014’s here), and it’s been interesting for me to go back to each one at the end of each year. I have a separate follow up post planned for how I did for 2014’s 25 item wardrobe limit. Today however, I wanted to share my 2015 wardrobe resolutions!

Hedi Gore Coveteur

via The Coveteur

 1. Respect thy stuff. Basically, whether they’re expensive or inexpensive, to take care of my items and treat them with respect. Anyone who knows me well knows that an excessive amount of clutter or just “stuff” drives me up the wall, especially when things are just treated like junk. Knowing how much work goes into even the cheapest of products makes me want to treat anything that I have with respect and care. And that way, they’ll last longer, and it’s better for the environment and wallet.

2. No more bags! I don’t think this needs any explanation. I have enough! I’ll make an exception if any of my orders come in though…but then I’d like to follow a one in, one out rule.

3. 25 items for 2015. The same resolution I did last year..keep the number of items added to my closet to 25 or under for 2015. I’ll exclude socks, underwear, but everything else is more or less fair game. I’ll be following up with how I did in 2014.

All right…so those are my wardrobe resolutions for 2015! What are yours?

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    January 7, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I look forward to reading your 2014 outcome. I don’t consider myself a big spender, but I realize that without tracking my purchases, I often spend more than I expect. I started a spreadsheet for 2015 and I’m already 4 down a week in ;( I blame the New year’s day sales.

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    January 7, 2015 at 9:43 am

    With you as my inspiration, I am buying nothing in the month of January — and then, if possible, I will keep this going through February as well. I realized that I wasn’t shopping as mindfully as I should, and I don’t need any more winter clothes, so I am waiting until spring. I made a bunch of fairly idiosyncratic resolutions in 2014 that were driven by what I saw in my purchase spreadsheet (also inspired by you!); they were pretty successful and I would like to take them even further in 2015. I am contemplating the 25 item limit, but not sure it is realistic for me!

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    January 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    #1 is a big one. You’re right, a lot of effort goes into creating clothing and accessories, regardless of their cost, and it’s worthwhile to look after them.

    Personally, my goal this year is to brighten my wardrobe up with more colour. It’s currently too heavily weighted with black and grey items.

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    Luxuriously Frugal
    January 7, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I will challenge myself with the 25 item limit. Over the years, I have finally learned that a quality wardrobe is way better than a quantity wardrobe. Your posts have definitely helped me switching from quantity to quality. Thanks for sharing!

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    Whitney Farris
    January 7, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I treat all of my things equally. From my Rolex down to a cheapie from Old Navy. I grew up in Europe and South America where luxury goods were the norm, but American imports were expensive. I believe in wearing and enjoying all of your items whatever the cost. Taking care of your things just shows respect and discipline in my book! That is a great trait to have as far as I’m concerned.

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    sabrina t.
    January 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    wow that’s great, my one is a big real mess!!!

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    January 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the post. Looking forward to hear how you did in 2014. 🙂

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    Sonita Lontoh
    January 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm


    Happy New Year!

    Great 2015 wardrobe resolution! Wish I could have your discipline. BTW, saw from the photo that you have a Constance. Do you mind to share what size it is (18cm or 23cm or?) and how you like it? I’m considering a Constance, but not sure what size. I’m 5’7″.

    Thanks very much and all the best in 2015 and beyond!


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      January 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Hi my friend, unfortunately that is not my photo, it’s from The Coveteur. I don’t have a Constance (yet!!)

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    January 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Your post from last year inspired me to start my own 25 items rule. I added 16 items in total to my closet for 2014, of which only 8 of them are clothes. Have to say I’m pretty proud of myself! The limit made me reevaluate every purchase and wonder if it’s something that’s worth taking up a space on my ’25 list’. Can’t wait to see your post on how you did!

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      January 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      You did fantastic!!! I will give you a preview and say you did better than me! 🙂

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    January 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    The 25-item limit is hardcore, good for you. I honestly don’t think that would be possible for me, if basics like t-shirts and sportswear (for actually doing sports, not leisurewear!) is included. I’ll be interested to see how you did.

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    February 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    2015 goal is to purchase good quality pieces and resist the quick cheap buy that can be worn for a short while. I started doing this in late 2014 and feel good when I see those pieces in my closet. I can’t usually afford these at full price and look for sales. I have a list of wardrobe needs and I refer to it when I am shopping online or in a store. I guess organization is part of my 2015 wardrobe goal and taking better care of my things. Mending, dry cleaning, proper storage, brushing off shoes after wearing. . . .And I enjoy all that.

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    March 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I appreciate this post, Katherine, as it’s very much in line with my values. I buy the best quality, but only what I truly love and will go with what I already have & love; I find having too many choices in my clothes closet makes me feel anxious and confused when it comes to getting dressed. I am extremely happy with my clothes now, and have been so for the last several years since I’ve been keeping my wardrobe scaled down, what is currently called a capsule-wardrobe or minimal-wardrobe.

    About nine months ago I took count, and discovered I have been keeping about 35 items of clothing per season in my clothes closet, and that includes shoes & bags & coats & scarves. Actually about 1/3 of my entire wardrobe I can wear year ’round, about 1/3 is for winter that includes heavy woolens etc, and about 1/3 is for summer that includes lightweight linens etc. Much of what I have in my closet are classics that I’ve happily worn for many years, and they continue to look modern and current. At this point I don’t shop to add to my wardrobe, I shop to replace worn out pieces in my wardrobe & that’s not very often. It’s very freeing, if that’s a word, and I feel comfortable and happy every time I look in my closet.

    Have you “had your colors done”? I did that also about nine months ago with the “Color Revival” system (having had it done the first time in my early 20’s by the original “Color Me Beautiful” system), and they also used the “Kibbe” system. This was great fun, and what I learned was that I’m instinctively drawn to the colors they say look best on me, these are my favorite colors anyway, I also learned better ways of putting pieces together to make an outfit & I’m much happier with my outfits now & think they are much prettier, plus I also learned names for the style I’m drawn most to & what they say looks best on me according to Kibbe and that’s the “soft classic” style. This has influenced some purchases I’ve made since then, made my searching for what I wanted much easier, and I’m much happier with my additions to my wardrobe.

    Thanks again for this post!

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