2014 Wardrobe Resolutions

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Before going through my blogroll this morning I don't think I could have told you what a wardrobe resolution was. I've been getting better about pinpointing exactly what I want to wear lately (and figuring what pieces in my closet already fit the bill) but I wouldn't say that I'd ever sat down and examined my closet in its entirety.

Which is where feather factor comes in.

In her latest post she outlines 3 areas she'd like to target in 2014. Ways in which she could see improving her own shopping habits and with that also improving the applicability of what she buys. It's a nice notion that, if she doesn't mind me borrowing, I could see helping me too. (Fingers crossed that this doesn't come back and bite me in the ass though.)

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1. Strategic Edits. I was pretty good about editing pieces in 2013, but I'm almost positive I could be doing better. There are a few pieces I'm already eyeing for removal, and I think if I can just force myself to be a bit more honest about what I actually wear then there will soon be even more.

2. Tracking. This is the game changer, "I'm not sure if I want to know this", step for 2014. I have never in my life tracked exactly what I spend or how many new pieces I buy in a year. I tried Mint last year to see if it would be my way to changing that, but unfortunately I felt like the site was more an imposition than a help. This year I'm going to give the Google doc a go. I've managed for the most part to do something similar over on Reading Amidst the Chaos to track the books I read every month and since I buy clothing/shoes in a much smaller quantity than books maybe it'll work out? We'll see.

3. 30 pieces for 2014. This is another "throw at the wall and hope it sticks" type of resolution because I don't have number as a base line to work with. I might like to shop but I'm also incredible picky (ask my coworker who says I talk about buying shoes like other people talk about cars) so not a whole lot of new items end up as a keepers. I figure if I keep this number around as a goal then at least I have an idea of what I'm working with come next December.

Now I figure three is a good number to start with for a newbie, so that's it! Wish me luck and if you have any wardrobe resolutions let me know about them in the comments!

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