Cleaning out clothes - stay or throw-away?
I want to clean out my clothes closet and am having the hardest time with parting with clothes. Some of my dresses are years old but I've held onto them because they are comfortable and I 'might' wear them one day. But I'm tired of feeling 'cluttered' and want to purge my closet. I have several big shirts that I wear 'over' sleeveless shirts but recently I've bought smaller, fitted shirts and have gotten great comments. I think I've been wearing clothes too big or baggy and now that I'm wearing smaller, more fitted stuff it makes me look smaller and people have noticed. So now I'm on a mission to de-frump my wardrobe and I want to get rid of all these ugly, outdated, FRUMPY clothes. But I hold onto them in case I feel like not wearing my new, nicer clothes. Why do I do this? I've had people tell me I dress too old for my age - I'm 41. I've always felt 'older'. FYI - I'm a size 10/12 - and have just gotten comfortable with wearing sleeveless shirts and fitted jeans, because I've always felt I'm too big to wear those things. Anyway, when I shop now I try to think outside the box and buy stuff that I don't NORMALLY buy and its working in my favor. So, I need advice - how long is too long to hold onto clothes that you MIGHT wear again, even if you haven't worn it in a year or so and its not really your style anymore or slightly dated?