One Rack Challenge

I recently came across an article featured in Refinery29 that highlighted a girl who edited her closet down to one rack. That’s right, ladies. You read that correctly. One. Rack. When I first read the headline that read, Could You Edit Your Closet Down to One Rack? I thought hell, nah. As I read through the article though, I found myself really relating to the girl, Emily. Her attraction to timeless pieces, her outlook in changing up her hair, and her minimalist taste made me feel like I was reading my personal style diary. And then. I read, I don’t want to be cornered by my clothing. Yes! I internally screamed. I feel cornered by my clothing all the time. That’s it, I thought, I’m doing this.

Now, I didn’t jump out of my chair following my internal exclamation and start filling boxes. It took me some time to get over this annoying hoarder instinct I had to keep my clothes. I mean I might end up wearing that shirt shoved in the back of my closet, right?
Wrong.

When I was ready, I organized my closet in a way that separated my various pieces into categories, and I began the purge. Peace out, cardigans I never wear. So long, tunic I convinced myself I was going to wear and never did. Heels that I knew were going to kill my feet but were so cute? You’re out of here. Piece by piece and shoe by shoe, I bid half my wardrobe farewell.

This was incredibly freeing. I liked the idea of pieces finding homes that would actually put them to use. Admittedly, it took me a couple rounds to successfully narrow down my wardrobe. A couple mornings after the big purge, I added 3 more pieces to the charity pile. I thought, I haven’t worn this in 3 months, I’m not going to miss it.

Before 

Before

 

After 

After

 
I’ve always thought less is more and I’m overjoyed my closet now reflects that. Are you willing to try the one rack challenge?