It is really amazing how much my closet grew exponentially over the past two years.
I remember I did a post on my clothing inventory back in 2010 so I thought I could compare my back then wardrobe with my current wardrobe.
In 2010: I had 9 Cardigans. Today: I have a total of 29 cardigans.
In 2010: I had 2 Black Blazers. Today: I have 11 Blazers.
In 2010: I had 18 tank tops all together. Today: I have 42 tank tops?!
In 2010: I had 13 blouses. Today: I have 8 blouses.
In 2010: I had 30 various short sleeve tops. Today: I have 49 short sleeve tops.
In 2010: I had 6 sweater vests. Today: I have 4 vests.
In 2010: I had 4 dresses. Today: I have a total of 32 dresses!!
In 2010: I had 10 pairs of jeans. Today: I have 16 pairs of jeans.
In 2010: I had 6 pairs of work pants. Today: I have 7 pairs of work pants.
In 2010: I had no jeggings. Today: I have 13 pairs of jeggings.
In 2010: I had 9 pairs of shorts all together. Today: I have 21 pairs of shorts.
In 2010: I had 1 other pair of “other pants”. Today: I have 8 pairs of other pants.
In 2010: I had 14 skirts. Today: I have 26 skirts.
Back in 2010, I had a total of 117 TOPS and 41 BOTTOMS and 4 DRESSES and it included my winter sweaters and hoodies!
Today, I already have: 143 TOPS and 91 BOTTOMS and 32 DRESSES! This doesn’t even include my long sleeve shirts, workout tops, sweaters and hoodies!
Good grief! Do I wear all of it? Mostly, but I could definitely see how my style has changed over the years. For example, I use to wear a lot of blouses, I no longer do because it is not as comfortable and my work doesn’t require me to wear blouses anymore. I only kept the blouses in case there is a situation where I need to wear it.
Another example are the Jeggings. I use to never, ever, ever wear jeggings because I didn’t have a pair of boots to go with it. I only started wearing them after I got orthopaedic shoes (covered by my benefits) and my chiropractor was nice enough to allow me to pick a pair of Ecco boots to go with it.
This is somewhat an eye opening exercise. It shows me how much I already have and that I really don’t need any more clothes! Could I declutter and purge some of my clothes? Absolutely.
I have kept all these pictures on my iPhone so when I want to go shopping, I can remind myself that I already have enough to wear and I don’t NEED any more.
Do you take pictures of your clothes and keep them on your phone to remind yourself that you don’t need any more clothes?
When was the last time you did a clothing inventory?
~The Money Pincher ~
To be continued: Jackets, Winter and Workout Clothes