Like other women in their 20’s, I’m also attracted to pretty little things that compliment my wardrobe. Then again, after entering the academic profession, I’m expected to look a certain way and colorful tassel earrings are no longer welcome. Some of the pieces I own have also worn out, oxidized and lost its original color through the years. Keeping these because they cost us money is not enough to justify the clutter.
In this post, I’ve listed a few rules I followed on figuring what to keep and let go of.
1. The good ones.
Separate the ones in good condition whether it fits your style or not. You can give it away or sell it to get something back from your investment. However, don’t throw out the tattered pieces just yet.
2. Choose the accessories to keep.
Study your wardrobe and recall your current and lifestyle goals if any. Keep the good ones that fit any of it and if it doesn’t, consider giving away or selling it. For the worn out or tattered pieces that match your style and don’t want to let go, see if it can still be restored.
Restoration cost money so pick wisely which pieces you would like to renew. Expensive accessories are more difficult to let go however, if you don’t see yourself wearing it or you will only gain little to none selling, you may be better off letting it go.
Cheaper versions of accessories on the other hand, that are neither classy nor in fashion are more practical to replace than restore.