The Case For Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Photography by Lauren Alexandra

Sweater: H&M (Old, similar here, here and here) // Jeans: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: Aldo // Backpack: LF // Sunglasses: Nasty Gal // Necklace: Emelli

Hi guys!! Hope your week is off to an amazing start. Maybe I woke up on the right side of the bed or maybe it was the second cup of coffee, but dare I say it.. happy Monday? In the spirit of starting a fresh, new week I decided to do a MAJOR closet clean out. It’s worth noting that this sort of thing always seems like a good idea until you’re knee deep in a mountain of clothes wondering if you’ll ever see your floor again. (In my case the answer is probably no.) I didn’t even know I still had some of this stuff and I’m finding some pieces SO questionable I can only assume I was drunk when I bought it. (Just kidding.. Maybe?)

The best part about cleaning out your closet is rediscovering pieces or surprising yourself by liking something that maybe wasn’t your vibe when you got it. For example, it turns out my mom’s hand-me-downs are actually really cute. (Mama, if you’re reading this.. you were right!) I know my style has changed A LOT in the last few minutes years, and like to think it’s still evolving. One of the biggest changes I’ve noticed is that I stopped fighting my personal style. I love basics and wear denim 24/7. I usually go for solid colors, minimal prints and natural fabrics. All through college I thought the things I liked were boring and only liked plain things because I had no style. As you can imagine this led me to over compensate with bright colors, bold patterns, and loud styles. (The closet clean out unearthed 3 neon sweaters for example.) While I definitely don’t have my personal style figured out, and probably never will completely, I have a better understanding of what I like and embracing it—even if it’s is plain! I don’t want to end this with a corny, “Be true to yourself and your style” moral, but really.. do it! Not only will you actually like your outfits, you’ll feel much more confident.

That being said, here are my trusty Urban Outfitter’s “Mom Jeans” and a comfy olive green sweater from H&M—both of which were unearthed in the closet clean out. It isn’t complicated and it isn’t expensive, but I like it.

xx

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