Wear My Closet Challenge

I have a ton of clothes in my closet but I still struggle when getting dressed every morning because I feel like I have nothing to wear.  Every. Single. Morning.

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I’ve decided try and do something about it which is why I’m starting the ‘Wear My Closet Challenge’.

I am challenging myself to wear every item in my closet and not repeat an outfit between now and the end of December.

Why am I doing this?  I want to give myself an appreciation of all that I have.  I recently read that we wear 20% of the clothes we have 80% of this time.  This statistic did not surprise me.  I have so many items in my closet and I’m not using them all the way I should be.  In addition to getting some new outfit ideas, I’m hoping that by the end of this challenge I will be willing to let go of a bunch of clothes that I really struggled with trying to find ways to wear.

Here are my rules:

  • I cannot repeat an outfit for the next 2 months
  • I can wear each pair of pants more than once but I must wear each pair of pants at least once
  • I can wear cardigans more than once but I must wear each cardigan at least once
  • I cannot wear a dress twice
  • I can only wear a shirt twice if I’m wearing it differently (for example, wearing a black t-shirt on its own and then wearing the same black t-shirt under a blazer that I haven’t yet worn)
  • Off-season items (like summer dresses or capris) are exempt
  • Lounge wear and workout gear is also exempt

To keep track, I will take a picture of my outfit each day (I will be posting these each Sunday).  Once an item has been worn, I will place it back in my closet on a backwards hanger (hooking from behind rather than in front) so I know not to wear it again until all the other items have been worn.

Sound good?  Who wants to join me?!?

6 thoughts on “Wear My Closet Challenge

  1. I love this challenge!! I started a “What I Wore This Week” series 7 weeks ago in an attempt to wear more of my clothes + style them in new ways! I take a pic each day too – it’s definitely helped!! That hanger trick is such a good idea! Good luck!! 🙂 XOXO

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