Say I have ten outfits I love love love in my closet. I’d call them all favorites and on a scale of 1-10 I’d score them all a ten. That makes my overall closet average a ten. Then say that I see a sweater I kind of like (let’s say I’d give it a seven). And it’s on sale, so it’s tempting. The way I completely resist grabbing that sweater – which I’m guaranteed to like less than everything else in my closet – is to think of my closet average. Right now my overall closet average is a ten. If I get that sweater and it’s a seven, it’ll bring my entire closet average down, and I can just picture myself choosing other things on my hanging bar over and over again since it wasn’t something that I love love loved from the start. That helps me hold out for things I really truly love and stops me from grabbing anything I probably won’t wear or appreciate as much. Everyone loves a good closet GPA, haha – and it keeps that dreaded closet-clutter at bay (you know, when you have a bunch of stuff, but feel like you have nothing to wear).
Right now, my closet it as a 2.5 GPA. Maybe. I have a lot of clothes that I love, but I also have a lot of markdowns that I bought for the sake of a good deal. And I don't wear the clothes I love. I save them for a moment that may never come (I do the same thing with Emmalyn's clothes). This post on Babble reminded me again about the importance of wearing what I love. When I read the post, I thought, "Wait, other people do that too?", "I'm not the only person who tries to save outfits for an undefinable moment in the unforeseeable future?". So tomorrow, I'm wearing something cute. Something I love. What about you? How would you rate your closet? Do you save your outfits rather than cherishing them and actually, you know wearing them?