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Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

It's not just because of the present situation, but I am finding that I only wear a small fraction of the clothes that I own. Not counting the variety because of the 4 seasons, or the formal things I need for performance.

 

I just seem to reach for favorites.

Wash & wear, wash & wear.

 

I already culled my closet & drawers several times.

 

I think I change my earrings more than I do my clothing!

 

Does anyone relate?

 

 

 

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

Absolutely, I'm the same.

 

And each time I think about it, it makes me 'tiffed'. 

 

Not angry, but disappointed with myself.

 

Now, to change my mind-set, and wear some of those other clothes.............

 

 

'More or less', 'Right or wrong', 'In general', and 'Just thinking out loud ' (as usual).
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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

Oh yes, I can definitely relate.  I choose the same outfits over and over again.  I'll look into my closet and wonder why I have so many clothes when I really don't wear them.

 

You're a step ahead of me in that you have already gone through your closets and selected the ones you don't wear.   That's exactly what I need to do.  

 

I laughed at your comment about your earrings because I can sure relate.  I have many pairs and I change them quite frequently.   Very often someone will ask me if I've gotten a new pair of earrings because they haven't seen them before but I seldom get asked if my blouse or slacks are new.  They've seen them many times before.   

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

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I think we all have our favorites. Being at home so much now, I hate to even look in my closet at some spring things I bought back in January....still hanging there, unworn. No reason to wear nice white pants when I am staying at home. I go out only when necessary right now, and that’s usually to pick up groceries or medicine. I already cleaned out my closet back in March, and am doing a second-round now focusing on my shoes and kitchen cabinets. Once there is a vaccine and we are able to get out again, I will be wearing lots of the things in my closet and will want to throw out the stuff I wear now....am getting sick of it! 

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

Same here .. and as of this moment .. I feel I have enough that

I may try to make it through a year without buying anything ....

 

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

Yes. 😞 My vice - clothes and clothes shopping.

I picked up Old Navy ($7.99 - $10 casual summer tops) couple of Land send tanks $10 and casual skirts from JCP ($11) and ($18) dresses from (JCP) and I am ignoring the old stuff...😣 Will move to the consignment pile. 

I got a great pair of boyfriend-style jeans from Old Navy for $15 bucks - super cute on.

I am a bargain shopper and will never over-pay or purchase full price. So a sale stalker too.

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

@Harpa Yes I can truly relate.  I also have a dress up reserve for special occassions that still have tags on them.my mother was always a stickler for having "nice" items.  I think I get in a rut and reach for the same ole stuff on a regular basis.  I also have a section I wore 20 pounds lighter, for what?

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

I think that's pretty common.  I'm actually forcing myself to wear each item in my closet at least once this summer.  Have a couple of new items I haven't worn yet, but will before the season is over.

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

I have really pared down and actually wear everything.  Had to make an absolute rule that one out when one comes in.  It is easy on the mind.  

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Re: Does Anyone Only Wear a Fraction of Their Clothes?

I'm not getting many hours where I work, but my "Stay at home, puppy clothes" are getting a workout!Smiley Happy