[infobox subtitle=”Closet Purging” bg=”yellow” color=”black” opacity=”on” space=”30″ link=”no link”]Rules Every Girl Must Follow[/infobox]


Fall is a season for fresh starts, and what better way to clean your slate than in your closet? A major closet clean-out can be a daunting task, so here are 7 fool proof questions to ask yourself when deciding what to keep, toss or donate.

Ask These 7 Questions

1. Have you worn it in the last six months? 

We all tend to have a set of ‘go-to’ items that we wear again and again, and tend to ignore the rest. If you haven’t worn it in six months or more (excluding certain season pieces), chances are you won’t be wearing it again anytime soon. As for those more seasonal items, take an inventory at the end of each season. If you didn’t wear it in the respective season, it’s time to bid farewell.


2. Does it fit, right now?

We are all guilty of hanging onto clothes that don’t necessarily fit as they should, or perhaps as they used to. We all have those “skinny jeans”, or top that’s just a little too big, but it’s a designer you love and found on sale, so you keep it but don’t actually wear it because the fit is disappointing. If it doesn’t fit you today, it’s time to part ways. The only exception to this rule is below, if it has sentimental value.


3. Is it versatile?

That all sequin dress from New Year’s Eve 2012? Are you really planning to wear that again? If it’s not something you can realistically wear in multiple ways it’s just wasted closet space. Toss!


4. If you saw it in the store today, would you buy it?

This is a question you should probably ask yourself when shopping also, “can you live without it?” If you’re unsure about a specific item in your closet, just ask yourself, would you buy it in the store today.


5. Does it have sentimental value?

Old college t-shirts, a necklace from a BFF set, that sweater from Grandma, certain items have sentimental value that even if you don’t actually like or wear at the moment are worth hanging on to. Try thinking of yourself ten years from now. Is this something you might want to use to remember your college days? If yes, put it in a safe place to keep.


6. Does it make you happy?

Does putting it on make you feel good? Pretty? Confident? This is likely the most important question to ask yourself not just in a closet purging frenzy but each day when you get dressed. Your wardrobe is a reflection of who you are and it’s important that you style makes you feel and look your very best.


7. Is it ultra trendy?

We have all caved to trends, and that’s ok, but when the trend is done, you should be done with it too. If it’s something you loved in the past, your style has evolved, let it go. Chances are it’s outdated and it’s representing your best self.

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