Have you seen little tin soldier? I found Sophie's blog at the end of last week and went through all - yes, all - of her 65 pages of posts by Sunday. I love her simple, age-appropriate style and her quirky school teacher tendencies. She frequently does a 30 for 30 remix challenge, where she chooses 30 pieces from her wardrobe (tops, bottoms, and shoes), and forms outfits with only these items for 30 days. I think it's a wonderful idea to see how you can simplify your wardrobe and still have expressive style.
I liked a few of the tips she laid out for editing your wardrobe. If you have some "fraternal twins" in your closet - say three black turtlenecks - clear out all but your favorite. Make a mental note to steer clear of such items the next time you go shopping.
I don't advise this for everyone, but if you find yourself wanted to add things to an already enormous wardrobe, try this tip for a little while. If you buy a new item, donate a similar item. For instance, if you absolutely cannot live without a new dress, find an old dress to donate. This will help you to a.) mentally catalog your current wardrobe b.) better evaluate your new purchases and c.) create a closet you cannot bear to lose.
Photo Credit: little tin soldier