My wardrobe has a whole range of sizes, from 10-16, from when I was different sizes, but the bulk of what I have is 14. I've gotten to the point where only the very smallest pieces I own fit me, and I look absolutely ridiculous in most of my clothes.
Yay! ...But I can't afford to buy a whole new wardrobe and moreover, I still have a bit to go in terms of my goals, so I don't want to buy new things and have them become too big again (which has already happened with the stray pants/skirt I've purchased along the way for work).
Am now clearing out my wardrobe and I'm not sure how much to get rid of, because even if most of my clothes hang on me now, some of them'll do in a pinch while I keep losing weight... So my question to anyone who's lost a few dress sizes is, how much of my clothes should I get rid of? How should I go about doing this? I'm considering the following strategies:
-get rid of baggy casual clothes and keep more work clothes (because I wear them the most)
-get rid of all the 14s and 16s (I'm about 8-10 right now, I'd guess)
-get rid of all the 12+ clothes and wear all the smaller items more frequently
-get rid of my winter clothes so that I can buy what I need as the weather turns cooler
Would appreciate any input!!!
^ Agree. Take your large clothing to a thrift or consignment store. Most stores give vouchers and coupons for donations; look into this beforehand. Since I am still in the process of loss, I've gone through a number of wardrobe shifts every couple of sizes. It was a freeing experience to take my 18's and 20's and replace them with 12's and 14's... now I am looking into replacing my 10's and 12's with 6's and 8's. 90% of it has been collected from thrift stores because there is no way I'd be able to afford it otherwise. I'd recommend heading into a big city to do your thrifting, as there tends to be more selection and trendier, higher quality items available.
Commit! Get rid of your 12+, you won't need them again. ;)
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