I am a bit slow on reviewing my wardrobe this month but here goes.
2019 is now 10 weeks old and I have worn all of my summer clothes apart from one sleeveless top. I like it and it is an identical style to two others so there is no good reason for not wearing it. Anyway, we still have plenty of hot weather ahead so it will definitely get an airing.
There have been some milder days so I have even worn some of my jeans, 3/4 sleeve shirts, boleros and a cardigan.
The following photos show what remains on the backward-facing hangers.
The sleeveless top is at the extreme right hand end. The remainder are mostly jackets, long-sleeve and 3/4 sleeve tops and shirts as well as a trenchcoat. The exception are two dresses – an emerald green lace frock and a black sheath. These are rarely worn but serve a purpose and deserve their place in my wardrobe.
There are some 3/4 sleeve tops and cardigans folded in the drawers which have not been worn either.
The lower hanging rail is almost devoid of clothes as I have now worn all six of my skirts, three pairs of cropped trousers and three pairs of jeans. All that remains are my green jeans, good black dress trousers and two pairs of fitted trousers (black and charcoal) that I only really wear with my knee-high boots so they are definitely winter attire.
The exercise of turning the hangers has been a useful one for me. I am confident that everything I own will be worn during the course of the year, with the exception of the two special occasion dresses. I am happy that I generally have enough, but not too many. clothes.
I bought three items in January from the local recycle boutique but nothing since. I am sewing a couple of new sleeveless shirts so they will probably be added during the next month.
Have you tried turning your hangers backwards in order to see what you actually wear?
Your system clearly works for you. I don’t turn my hangers around but I do have a system. As an item gets used and then cleaned, it is returned to the middle of the wardrobe (my stuff is on one half only). At the end of the season, anything that is still way over on the outside edge had better be for a different season, or has to otherwise justify remaining in my possession.
For folded clothes, I do a twice annual switch between drawers and an old, no longer travel-worthy suitcase, again checking whether everything has been used, or if there’s a good reason not, and doing any repairs I might have missed during the season. … I used to maintain hanging clothes in an out-of-season wardrobe, too, but no longer own enough to justify that. It feels good!