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How To Thin Out Your Wardrobe

Posted on 15 April 2016

If you’re from Fort Collins or another Northern Colorado area, then you’re likely familiar with some variation of the old saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait an hour.” This popular axiom may seem like a dramatization to anyone who doesn’t live here, but Fort Collins residents understand the struggle of having to keep both a cool and a warm wardrobe at the ready at all times regardless of the season. Instead of struggling to stuff yet another new purchase into your already too full dresser drawers or your overflowing closet, why not thin your wardrobe out a bit? Take a serious look at each of the pieces in your clothing collection.

Throw It Away If It’s


If you’re still wearing that T-shirt despite the hole in the collar or insist on continuing to sport pants that are so worn out, they’re barely staying up, then you probably need to get rid of a few items. Any piece that is too stained to be salvageable or that is torn, holey, or frayed should not be considered wearable and needs to be thrown away. Stop dressing to cover up the imperfections in your clothing, and let the old, worn out pieces go.

Too Small/Big

For most of us, our weights will fluctuate all over the place during our lifetimes. If you’re still holding onto hope that you’ll fit into those size-two’s when you stop having children someday, it’s probably time to say goodbye. Don’t hang onto clothing that doesn’t fit you or fits you poorly. For clothing that is too big, either set it aside for altering (and actually get it altered), or give it away. Clothing that is too small should also be discarded.

Out of Style

Just because a piece of clothing is no longer trendy doesn’t mean you have to immediately purge it. After all, some of the best ensembles include pieces pulled from various trends, not just the current one. That being said, pieces you personally consider to be out of style are less likely to get worn. If you haven’t even reached for a certain article of clothing in more than a year, it may be time to get rid of it.

The Wrong Color

White shirts should be white, not the dingy-looking yellowish color older white clothing eventually develops. Similarly, your black denim just doesn’t make the same impact once it’s faded into that odd gray or greenish color. Once your clothing becomes too faded or dingy from continued wear and washing, it’s time to invest in a replacement. Don’t get too attached to your simple pieces. You can always find a new white T-shirt and a pair of black jeans.   

Can you think of any other reasons why you might get rid of a piece of clothing? Give this a shot, and see if you can’t make a dent in the black hole that is your closet. You might even find something you forgot you bought in the first place! Once your wardrobe is thinned out, visit Magnolia Moon, our Fort Collins clothing boutique, or shop our stylish clothing online.

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1 comment

  • Susan Roberson : June 20, 2016

    You should add pieces that have shoulder pads! They should probably also go.

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