Over the last 10 months I have been loosing weight slowly but surely and have so far lost over 30kg. I won’t go into all the ins and outs of it, but the excess weight was mainly due to a medical condition. However when you add a office job and a love of cooking and eating it was a bad combination.
The medical condition has now been addressed through medical intervention and this along with a reduction in calories has facilitated the weight loss.
This has resulted in my wardrobe getting a great big clean out. So far I have cleared out over 70% of my clothes and I am looking at getting rid of more all the time.
Every week I go back to my wardrobe and review everything again as some clothes have been harder to get rid of than others. Some items that were hard to get rid of were clothes that were still in really good condition and others were items that I really liked. For a while I was tried to convince myself that I would wear them again or would alter them. I was kidding myself in 99% of cases.
At this stage I have now gotten rid of all of my winter clothes with the exception of a few woolen items that can be layered with other clothes.
I have also gotten rid of most of my summer clothes except for farm clothes as those do not matter if they are baggy and unflattering and just add a belt to pants that are too big and you are good to go.
I have not been replacing things except where absolutely necessary and I have made a decision to dramatically reduce the number of clothes I own moving forward.
I still have more clothes than I need and therefore I am going to just keep giving a few away every week to the Op shop until I feel that my wardrobe has slimmed down (excuse the pun) to a more minimal collection.
I must say I never thought I had that many clothes but once I started getting rid of some I realised I was wrong. Perhaps I did not have many compared to a lot of people but I still had far more than what I actually need.
I am not sure how few clothes I can get away with but I am on my way to finding out.
Has anyone else dramatically scaled back their wardrobe?
How many/few clothes do you own?