If your overstuffed closet makes you a contender for the TV show Hoarders, allow us to help you streamline your collection. We’re the first to admit that we have mild to moderate hoarding tendencies when it comes to our wardrobes, but the truth is your style—and peace of mind—will benefit from a good closet cleaning. Today, we’re bringing you the ultimate guide to fashion hoarding. Scroll down to learn what’s worth keeping, and what you should really toss, sell, donate, or hand-down already!
Classic pieces, such as loafers, tweed anything, and pencil skirts, never go out of style, so as long as your pieces are in good condition and fit well, we approve of holding on.
Stella McCartney Frankie Faux-Leather Loafers ($889)
Leather handbags are often an investment, so as long as you didn’t splurge on something too trendy, you should be able to wear them for years to come. Unless you’re really over the style, keep.
Denim is an easy material to alter, so hold on to jeans, as long as they fit your waist, and jackets, as long as they fit your arms. Next time a big denim trend rolls around, take a trip to the tailor.
As long as they’re in good condition, we suggest holding on to your designer shoes. They may be worth something one day, and in the meantime, you can always start wearing them in stylish new ways.
Gianvito Rossi Business Point-Toe Suede Pumps ($657)
Leather belts tend to look even better with a little bit of wear and tear. As long as it’s real leather, hold on to your belts and wait for them to achieve that perfect vintage-inspired vibe.
With every season, there’s a popular new skirt hemline or silhouette, but the fabrics and colors often stay in style. Unless a skirt is skin-tight, keep it, because with a few simple alterations you can make one feel totally new.
Even if a blazer doesn’t have the perfect fit, an oversized one can easily be altered or simply worn over your shoulders.
Real jewelry is worth keeping, especially if a piece is a family heirloom or has special significance to you. The value will only increase over time!
Silk scarves are one of our favorite, most versatile accessories. Whether you wear one around your neck, tied around a purse handle, as a headband, or even as a belt, you can always find a purpose for a silk scarf.
Some prints, such as animal, plaid, pinstripe, and floral, always rotate back in style, so if you own quality pieces with an ageless feel, hold on to them, and more importantly, wear them!
Watches are classic accessories usually safe from ever-evolving fashion trends. Even if your watch band looks like it’s seen better days, you can swap it out for a new one for far less than the price of a brand new timepiece.