The thought of giving the 40 hanger closet a try had been brewing around in my mind and Sunday morning when I could find nothing to wear to church it kind of sealed the deal for me. I wore wrinkled black pants to church and came home and got to work.
(please note: I am aware of my striped shirt addiction and have vowed to avert the eyes when they call my name at the store)
If you are feeling iffy about this, as I was, then you may want to do what I did. I filled two Rubbermaid bins with my extra clothes. Good clothes that I like but don't necessarily love or need. I'm going to allow myself to hold onto them for a month or so while I give the 40 hanger closet a test drive.
Check out this next picture. I have no idea how that happened. I can only assume God was smiling down on me.
For an added layer of the experiment, I put all my hangers in backwards. When I pull something to wear, the hanger will get turned the correct way. After a few weeks I will really be able to see what I have been wearing. This is going to help me think through my core wardrobe and where the gaps are that need to be filled for optimal mixing and matching.
I have shopped from my 40 hanger wardrobe three times now and it was SO EASY to pick out my outfit.