Every closet, unless supercritically edited, acquires a few of those pieces: the ones that, when you look in your mirror, you can see the headlines "Brie Wears Lumpy Sweater And Questionable Footwear At The Emmy's!". Ugh. And back in the closet it goes. I have a few of those pieces. I have, occasionaly, managed to make them work but it generally takes desperate acts of fashion. Then, there are other items that, no matter when and how you put them on, they look like "Brie In Ralph Lauren's 20-- Spring/Summer Campaign". They just magically alter every look and you have to convince yourself not wear them with everything, every day, 24/7/365. These two types of pieces are like lovers: you have the crazy ones that you're sooo attracted to that cause you nothing but drama...and the sane and solid ones that save your keister form every possible kind of jam. How's a fashionable gal supposed to end up with a mix of daring and tried and true? The way I edit my closet is " the rule of love". If I don't love it, I let it go. And part of love is that it has to make me feel amazing, again and again, the kind of pieces I can take pretty much anywhere and know they won't embarrass me, the kind of pieces that make me feel like ME, that fit just right, that *are* just right in color, texture, fabric, day after day for years. Those pieces, I keep. For life. The pieces that don't do that, that don't give me that feeling? We break up. Mostly it's sooner, sometimes it's later (it can take awhile to figure out that a piece just isn't the one for you ;)), but they go. There's no room in style for pieces that are too complicated to wear, no mattr how long you searched for them or what you paid for them or how amazing you thought they were going to be. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it just doesn't work out. No use crying over it; just move on. Anything lightly worn, no stains, no holes/rips/pulls etc., I donate. Almost any kind of clothing can go to a good home these days...even prom/bridesmaid dresses). Ebay is another opton for items in good shape that you really need some money back on. So don't hold on to what doesn't work. Open your (closet) doors to new things and let love rule your fashion :)
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets- fashion fairy tale world.