Some of you may not know this, but I’m actually an accountant by trade. I’m certainly not a style expert or fashionista! That’s one of the reasons I decided to share my story and ideas. Hopefully, as an “everyday woman”, I offer a viewpoint that feels realistic and relatable.
Being an accountant, I LOVE the idea of taking inventory. It’s such an important step! You need to go through what you own with an honest eye before you consider adding new pieces. I did the “big purge” years ago, but I still go through my items each season. I store my off-season clothes in a storage bin in our hall closet. The first step each season is to haul out that bin and assess my inventory. I actually did this “inventory count” in the early spring so I had lots of time to plan ahead for the summer. I ended up identifying a few things that just didn’t work for me, so I sent them off to the consignment shop.
Laying everything out and taking stock of what I had made me realize that I clearly didn’t NEED anything. That being said, I did want to add a few pieces to have a bit of fun and try a few new silhouettes. Taking inventory early on definitely keeps me on track.
Did you do an inventory count this season? Was it helpful? What did you learn?
(My book Elevate Your Personal Style is available on Amazon – link in bio) 😘
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