|I want to live here!|
No, not THAT kind of invisibility, although some days walking in the downtown areas leave me feeling invisible! Between the aimless wanderers, and the just plain clueless and rude, I often come home feeling like I was wearing my cloak of invisibility.
But I’m talking about the invisibility that happens in our closets and dressers. Let me ask you, without going to look, do you know what the five garments furthest back in your closet are? What about the bottom item in each dresser drawer? And how long has it been since each garment has seen the light of day, outside of your home, being happily and proudly worn by you?
So here’s a project: before you go to bed tonight, pull out a “buried” garment. Look at it thoughtfully, and take yourself back to the time at which you purchased this item.
Would you buy it again, if you didn’t have this item in your hand, and an identical garment was available at the same price which you paid?
If not, why not?
If yes, why?
Do these answers shed any light on WHY this poor unloved item has been buried?
If, for some reason, you can name without looking what’s in your “hidden” spaces, or better yet, if you don’t HAVE hidden spaces, you’re way ahead of most of us!
I think one of the reasons a graphic wardrobe image, like the ones here on the Vivienne Files, is so useful is because it’s very visible. And that makes clothing more appealing. Stores merchandise to capitalize on this effect – you see the entire garment on a mannequin, or on the “face-out” of a rack, or laid out on a table display. But once you get clothing home, all you can see is a sliver of the shoulder hanging in your closet, or (for things stacked in a drawer) you can’t see ANYTHING…
So streamline your wardrobe, so all of the «« « « « garments you own will be visible, and you’ll be able to remember back to when you first fell in love with them …