I recently purged my closet. Two huge trash bags earmarked for donation and some hard thinking later, I've arrived at some uncomfortable conclusions:
1. I'm easily overwhelmed when there is too much stuff. Call it an anti-hoarding tendency, but anytime my shoe collection creeps above a certain threshold, or my sweater drawer can barely close because it's crammed with knitwear, I get antsy.
2. I feel unhappy when confronted with things I don't wear. Lately whenever I've scanned my accessories drawer or rifled through a pile of shirts or skirts, it gives me one big anxiety-inducing guilt trip.
3. The closet I have doesn't reflect the life I lead. Most days, I want to look and feel effortlessly pulled together by wearing well-loved, dependable pieces like these ones here. Tops that only seem go with certain bottoms or vice versa, and accessories that don't seem to go with anything, are just excess to fuss over and choke on.
4. I really need to buy less and break out of this vicious cycle of buy-purge-buy-purge.