8 Pieces You Should Banish From Your Wardrobe—and What to Wear Instead
An easy guide to upgrading your closet essentials.
I’m a pretty nostalgic person, sometimes to a fault. For example, my family moved once when I was growing up, and before we left the old house, I bid a tearful farewell—“goodbye, basement” *sob* “goodbye, bathroom”—to every single room. Did I mention we only moved across the street? So cleaning out my closet, saying goodbye to clothes that are tied up in memories, is…challenging. At the same time, there’s no reason to hold onto pieces that have ceased to serve a purpose in my wardrobe. And at the end of the day, I’d rather give my clothes a second life than let them collect dust in my (NYC-sized) closet.
To make my obligatory New Year’s closet cleanout a tad more bearable, I’ve chosen just eight pieces to say goodbye to this month. I’ll send the items that are in wearable condition to our partners at thredUP, who take care of selling consignment-worthy styles and donating or recycling the rest (and if you redeem your earnings as M.M.LaFleur credit, you’ll earn an extra 15%). Then, I’m going to reward myself by replacing the items I’ve gotten rid of with long-lasting, well-fitting styles I know I’ll wear for years to come.
To help you do the same, we’ve created a cost-saving bundle featuring the styles in this story; buy two or more, and you’ll unlock 25% off. Just add the items to your cart, and the price will adjust automatically. But act fast; this offer expires at midnight on Monday, 1/11/21, which is all the more reason not to procrastinate on your annual closet cleanout.
Here are the 8 pieces I’m purging from my wardrobe right now.
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