YOUR WHY + YOUR LIFE + YOUR STYLE
THINGS THAT DON'T FIT YOUR LIFE, YOUR STYLE OR YOUR BODY ARE LIKELY TO SPEND MORE TIME IN YOUR WARDROBE THAT THEY ARE ON YOU.
Before starting any life editing project, it is important to identify YOUR goals and intentions. Keep your focus on why you want or need to make changes, rather than on how you are going to get it done.
Everyone will have their own reasons for wanting to simplify or organise their wardrobe, getting clear on yours will help to keep you focused and motivated.
✔️ Do you want to be able to wake up every morning and be able to get dressed easily with no stress?
✔️ Feel good in whatever you've put on?
✔️ Do you need to create more space?
✔️ To be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you need it?
✔️ To not have an overstuffed wardrobe and still feel as if you have nothing to wear?
✔️ To feel more stylish and 'put together'? or,
✔️ Just to live a simpler life?
Think about your current lifestyle. Your wardrobe should reflect and elevate your actual life, not your ideal life.
How do you spend your time in an average week? Think about what kind of activities you do in an average week, and what you wear to do them. This will enable you to make better decisions about the clothes that you need.
You can use the worksheet below to jot down all the areas of your life, the activities that you do and the categories of clothing that you need. Common categories include WORK, CASUAL, GOING OUT, FITNESS, HOBBIES and OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, but you can add whatever fits with you.
Divide the pie chart into the clothing categories that represent your current lifestyle - e.g. workwear 50%, casual 30%, fitness 10% and going out 10%. This will help you to know how much of your wardrobe space should be dedicated to each type of clothing. After all, you don't want your wardrobe to consist mainly of sportswear if you only go to the gym once a week.
Does your wardrobe reflect your current lifestyle?