Tips and Tricks: Clothing Log

It should come as no surprise that I am a bit of clothes horse... I mean why else would I have been inspired to be a lifestyle blogger, particularly one with an emphasis on the style part?

I am never going to be a girl that can work with just a capsule wardrobe, and less is more is not exactly my mentality. However, I have a major aversion to clutter and think that it's far easier to get dressed in the morning when I love every single thing that is in my wardrobe. Seriously, nothing in my closet should be B list.

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Regular purging and a one in, one out policy are the best things that I have ever implemented for my style, but it hasn’t stopped there. I also keep a close watch on every item I purchase and have found that keeping a spreadsheet is the best way to do this.

My Clothing Log documents, by month, each item that I buy and its price. At the end of the month, I figure in the amount that I made in purging old items and come out with the total, which I aim to keep under a certain amount (ideally $0!) Every few months I'll revisit the past tabs and ask myself whether I would still buy that item today. This has given me a far greater sense of intention in building my wardrobe and stopped me from making impulse purchases that will sit forgotten in the back of my closet.

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A little obsessive, maybe? But, for this type A, I love being able to have this list right in front of me so that I can feel like I am on top of everything going in and out of my closet and that each addition is purchased intentionally rather than impulsively bought on a whim. If you are someone who is looking to reign in your closet or your clothes spending, consider copying the spreadsheet above and adapting it to your own needs. Before you know it, you'll have your wardrobe under control.

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