Spring Closet Cleanout

Spring closet cleanout? Check! I’d been feeling less and less satisfied with my wardrobe over the past few months, so I’m incredibly happy that I finally took the time to clean it out! I’ve sold about $500 worth of used clothes and shoes so far, and still have quite a bit more to go (might just end up donating). But that extra $500 is just what I need for a little wardrobe refreshing this spring.

Helmut Lang Shirt (apparently Helmut Lang is now available at discount sites like 6pm, good to know), Donna Karan Skirt, J. Crew Pumps (sold out in camo, but available in adorable spring-y patterns like retro lemon and natural indigo), Celine Bag, Burberry Brit Trench Coat

I don’t know how it happened, but I seem to be missing a lot of wardrobe basics. Like knit tops. I went through a phase where I preferred button down shirts over knits (especially this every-blogger-must-have-it shirt). While I still like those shirts, I sometimes just prefer the comfort and ease of knits. I appreciate basic knit tops, but I love the ones with interesting details! I’m a huge fan of cowl necks and drape-y shirts, but good ones are hard to come by. Helmut Lang does have some beautiful ones out (this cardigan is one stunning example), as does Rick Owens (although he’s also known to overdo the drape sometimes… done right vs. too much). But their prices are just too high to justify, so I typically have to turn to eBay if I want to add one. Easier said than done to find a good one, though.

plaid skirt
I think I’ll have to make a plan for how I should spend that extra money, otherwise $500 will get me a surprisingly little amount! Maybe I’ll just go all pre-owned to make the money go farther? We’ll see. How do you feel about buying pre-owned? Worth the hassle?