January - I did a big edit. I got rid of older, thrifted experiments that never worked out. I also tried on all the pieces in my holding zone and let go of any I had an immediate "ugh" reaction to. 20 items out, so far. My wardrobe still feels bloated (to me) but, aside from a handful of orphans that I am on the fence about, I actually LIKE the pieces that remain. I want to be careful about what I edit from here.
high-season swaps in an effort to reduce the feeling of overwhelm. My
tops, bottoms, outerwear, and toppers total 135 pieces, but that spans
all 4 seasons and includes loungewear (excluding workout gear,
sleepwear, accessories). Currently, only the high-season items get switched out; everything else is in my closet year- round. The reality is I am unlikely to wear things like short sleeved tees in the winter, regardless of how many layers I put on top of them, so maybe refactoring here will help. I plan to make this my focus for Feb/Mar.
I want to make more effort to buy from sustainable (to me) companies. I
figure the prices of these items (combined with my set budget) will help slow my rate of acquisition. And, the quality is often superior, meaning pieces will last longer and my future churn rate should slow. I hope...
I want to continue shopping secondhand and small etsy makers. I have scored some great, unique finds this way - BUT - I have to be REALLY
careful. I can easily get caught up in the thrill of the hunt, and end up with non-returnable pieces that don't fit my body or my lifestyle. Like the two-piece crimson red pantsuit I *nearly* bought a few weeks ago... OMG it was GORGEOUS, but really, when the heck would I EVER wear it?