For me, I got caught up in the fast-fashion phenomenon. That's where the advertisers hooked me. I've been focusing on de-cluttering and getting rid of the clothes that I don't wear during these last few months, and I've given away probably a third of all my clothes and shoes since starting this process in April. But watching this movie I realized, hey, I still have a lot I don't wear!
So, I created The Minimalism Project, as a way to show myself what I really wear in my closet. I've decided to take the month of June (I started early, because I had been doing the OOTD posts this last week) and take a photo of each outfit I wear during the month. Then, at the end of June, I will look over my pictures and get rid of the things I never wore at all over the course of 5 weeks. (Of course, this doesn't include things I didn't wear because of the weather, like heavy sweaters or winter boots, etc.) This is going to be a challenge for me, but I think a revealing one, especially as I approach an out-of-state move. Why keep things in my closet that I just don't wear? Empty space is nothing to be afraid of.
I invite all of you to join me in this project if you feel inspired to do so. You don't need to take a picture a day if that doesn't work for you. Another way you can keep track of what you wear is via an outfit journal! If you do decide to join me, I would love to hear about your progress! In just one week, I'm already noticing that I have things I've worn a few times already!