What they say about whatever you eat while travelling / on holiday does not count? Lies. My little wardrobe was once again filled up with field-work gear and a few impulse-purchases from a trip to Asia in the middle of the year. My girth had once again expanded.
The second review of my wardrobe I now call Phase 2 went a little easier. With Phase 1's If-it-does-not-fit momentum already set in place, there were a few bonus criteria that helped in editing the wardrobe:
- Fit. Does any bulge show? Go away for making me look bad. Is this piece special?
- Mileage. Was it worn this year, or last year even? Will I wear it next year?
- Specialty. Can I buy this off the rack somewhere else? Did I make it? Will I make a better one?
And speaking of making clothes... I have also started decluttering my fabric stash.
Very ironically, I seem to be decluttering the wardrobe only to reclutter it with things that I made.
This certainly means there will be a Phase 3.
You must wonder why I don't just skip these in-between Phases and go straight to Final Phase? I must enjoy learning things the hard way. And really, what makes it the Final Phase?