It is now over 2 years since I finished full-time work. I worked in a corporate office but not in a customer-facing role so my wardrobe could mostly be described as business casual.
My collection of clothing has gradually evolved to meet my changed lifestyle. Almost all of my purchases have been secondhand.
I generally have kept all of my clothes available in my wardrobe for the entire year but had begun to wonder whether this was really the best option.
Today I removed everything from my wardrobe, tried it on and decided on a course of action. Most of the summer wear went back in the wardrobe. I ended up with 3 other piles.
One pile was things to be donated. There were 4 items – a skirt and top that I made about 6 years ago and I have simply lost interest in them, a pair of trousers that were not quite right and a dress that had been given to me but I decided did not really meet my needs.
The second pile was my winter jackets, coats and trousers which are now in a plastic box on the top shelf.
The third pile was 5 dresses and 2 jackets which are simply too tight. I have put them away in a separate box. I will review these in a few months and decide on their fate.
There is a shirt, dress and pair of trousers missing from this photo as they are in the wash. This is my summer wardrobe along with a couple of pairs of shorts and a few tops which are folded up the drawers.
I think I have enough. Time will tell.