Everyone says if you have clothing in your closet you haven’t worn for a year, get rid of it. I’m gonna go on the record and disagree with that advice.
I have some things, like this Dolce and Gabbana denim butterfly skirt, that I haven’t worn in a decade. But today I thought, ooh, that white Champion sweatshirt I just got would look cool with that butterfly skirt! If I’d followed the one year rule, I would have been like: “Man, this sweatshirt would look cool with that butterfly skirt but I got rid of it, shit!”
I mean, don’t be a hoarder. If something is so small that you might never fit into it and it makes you feel bad about yourself then yes, please donate it. Or if you fell for some trend and you’ll just never feel like wearing it, and you know that to be true when you look deep into your heart, then get rid of it. And if your closet real estate is at a premium, then you might need to come to some cold, hard truths. But if you have a really cool piece that you scored at a great sale (or at Century 21 in NYC where I found this skirt!), you might find one day that you’re psyched to break out that piece of clothing. And in my book that makes it worth keeping.
By the way, I found the same skirt on eBay, with a MATCHING VEST (omg) for $790. I’m pretty sure I paid less than $100 for mine (sans vest, alas)!
Skirt: vintage Dolce and Gabbana, similar here; Champion sweatshirt; geometric bead necklace, vintage, similar here; gold hoops, inherited from grandmother, similar here; shoes, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, similar here; Sunglasses, Miu Miu, similar here; Nail polish, Bikini So Teeny by Essie. On Frida: striped dress scored at Nordstrom Rack, similar here; Minnetonka moccasins, similar here.