15 Items To Cut From Your Closet
Out with the old, in with the new. As the year begins, now is the best time than any to get rid of the closet-space wasters that have been taking up way too much room in your wardrobe. We’re talking sorority tank tops leftover from field day, sweaters that have seen too many freezing cold days, and designer heels that are pretty much impossible to wear in. Sure, they may have some hefty nostalgic value, but if they’re not being worn, they’re just occupying precious real estate.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 15 items, from the party dress you swore you’d wear eventually (but didn’t) to the clutch that may be cute (but is super impractical), to help you identify the ones that need to go.
The Shrunken Hoodie You Bought On Vacation
Let’s be honest: Are you ever actually going to wear that misshapen sweatshirt you bought in the airport in [insert random tourist city here]? Our guess is no. Let it go.
The Beat-up Work Bag You Should Have Replaced Six Months Ago
Your go-to everyday tote shouldn’t look like it’s been run over by a truck.
The Sports Bra With Shot Elastic
It’s not giving that much support if it’s so stretched out, is it?
The Overly Ripped Jeans That Shouldn’t Be Considered Pants
Your jeans should probably cover more than 20% of your legs.
The Too-Heavy Earrings That Leave Your Earlobes Sore
Let’s be real: They just don’t look or feel good.
The Worn-In Sweater That’s Pilled To The Max
It’s seen too many winters and survived too many layered outfits to count — and it has the battle wounds (read: pills) to show for it.
The “Cab-To-Curb” Sky-High Heels
What’s the point of buying expensive shoes you just can’t walk in?
The Ill-fitting Trousers You Wore On Your First Job Interview
Awkwardly corporate pinstripe pants won’t help you land your dream role.
The Sparkly Dress You Bought For New Year’s — But Still Haven’t Worn
You meant to rock this to watch the ball drop…in 2008. If you haven’t worn it by now, ask yourself: Will you ever?
The “White” Sneakers That Have Seen Too Many Puddles
Because mud-splattered kicks just aren’t cute.
The “Vintage” Jean Jacket You Dug Up From High School
What’s the point of a piece you can’t move your arms in?
The Ballet Flats With Holes In The Soles
We get it: They’re super worn-in and comfy. But, they’re also a tattered mess. It’s time to invest in a new pair.
The Shrunken Button-down You’ve Convinced Yourself Still Fits
It may be a “classic” but if it’s too tight in the mid-section, or bows out around the buttons, it’s not worth keeping around.
The Wedge Sneakers
A street style staple of the past (that needs to stay there), these shoes are a prime example of a too-trendy piece that should no longer see the light of day.
The Evening Clutch That Fits Nothing