I know I am not the only one that is being tempted by all the great post holiday bargains out there. However as I have grown older, I am not just buying clothes just because they are great deal. I am checking for things like fit and quality and will I wear them in my actual life? For instance, I hate to iron so a lot of my clothes are wrinkle resistant. Also, closet space is not unlimited so that is also something to take into account. I also look into things like environmental impact and how socially conscious are the companies being with the source countries.
Another great way to minimize your wardrobe is to get rid of one item when you bring one in. Generally if I am tired of items after a couple of seasons or they never really brought me joy, I will first let my coworkers or friends/family go through them and the rest I donate. You can also try to sell on sites like depop or consignment shops.
The concept of a capsule wardrobe is part of the new minimalist/conscious lifestyle gaining ground. The idea is that you have a set amount of pieces in your wardrobe and you can’t keep purchasing additional items. Each season you are allowed to overhaul the pieces to see what fits in your life at the moment. This eliminates a lot of those “I don’t have anything to wear” moments because you already have pieces that you love to wear and you know will fit you well. This movement is about freeing up your time and money so that you can enjoy the more important things in life.