I started with making a few piles. One pile was alter/remake, another was donate, and the third was a trash bag for lost causes. I pulled everything out of the closet and sorted each item into either a pile or back into the closet. This way I actually pulled out everything to reevaluate it before it went back in.
The alteration/remake pile:
- I actually have major plans for the Christopher Lee shirt pictured but that's another post. Hehe
The donate pile:
And all the empty hangers I cleared!
There are a few things I've learned about myself so far. First thing is that I have a thing for novelty tees. I have a million printed black tees with images of bands or horror movie characters. I think I need a novelty tee intervention! They are all fantastic and I didn't get rid of any. But I do plan on repurposing a few of them. The second thing I learned about myself is that I have virtually no colour in my wardrobe. It's very gothic but it's also very drab. I need to add more colour back in. Some purple, red, or burgundy would be nice. And the last thing I learned is that I really, really like velvet. In fact I think I like velvet a little too much. I have velvet tees, tanks, dresses, and even jeans. I love the look and feel of velvet but a little lace, chiffon, or knits would be good too.
So as you can see I made some good progress but I still have a long way to go because I actually have two closets full of clothes! And I've just fininished the first one. Yikes.