Oh boy, has this list come through for me!! According to this space, I started seriously thinking about + planning my list in early August. It took me a number of weeks to sort through my clothing, decide what to keep, and let go of the rest as responsibly as possible. As I worked through what I had, my numbers shifted minimally...and I ended up with a list that has worked since.
At the beginning of August, my wardrobe contained around 45 pieces including shoes (but excluding athletic wear, pajamas, and outerwear). At the moment it contains 28 pieces including shoes (but still excluding those categories). Coming into the colder season, I would normally have thought that I needed a few new things. This year I felt (+ feel) like I have enough.
Every time I saw a pair of pants or sweater that I thought I might like to own, I considered if I liked it more than the one that already filled that blank in my list. I know what I need + don't need. That feels like freedom to me.
I am so happy with that results of my list! I'm not opposed to trading pieces out (especially thrift for thrift). I like what I have + it is enough. I am definitely bringing my list into the new year. This is my current closet motto:
Less, but enough.
Style, but mine.