Here's a breakdown of what I have in my closet:
About 440 items (This does not include anything in my drawers, and I am currently also using my dad's closet for some of my "extra" clothes.)
Jeans- 29 (I only wear 3 of them)
Sweat Shirts- 16
Sweat Pants- 27
Button Up Shirts- 28
Dressier Pants- 22
No Sleeve Shirts-63
Dressier Tops- 32
Hats- 34 (I love hats)
The Countries in which my clothes were made in are as follows:
The amount of stuff that I have is honestly overwhelming. There is no need for me to have so much . I would say I probably only wear about 20%-30% of the clothing that I have. The items that I seem to wear the most are my Yoga Pants, my 3 pairs of jeans that actually fit, half of my sweatshirts, about 5 of my dressier pants (because the rest don't fit right), 10% of my t-shirts, about 7 dressier tops, and I have to say I do like to constantly alternate my hats (especially when it's cold outside.) This small percentage is what I wear 95% of the time.
I would have to say that at least 35% of my closet were hand me downs from my cousin, another 25% being presents that were given to me, 10% would be promotional clothing I acquired from my mothers restaurant from liquor venues, 5% would be items that were bought used, and the addition 25% as items that were bought new.
After going through all of my clothes it was not my consumption pattern that bothered me, it was my retention pattern. I had acquired so much stuff that, yes at sometime had a purpose, but was just junk now. If I haven't worn it in a year then what the hell do I need to keep it in my closet for. I started to actually develop a little bit of anxiety going through everything, and I realized that I just need to get rid of things I don't need. I love my T-shirts because most of them have to do with music and music is one of my favorite things in the world but do I really need 40 band t-shirts? I don't think so. I learned that I need to get rid of things that are taking up space and maybe it's time to buy clothes that fit my body. I don't need to hold on to size 0 pants when I know my booty isn't going to be fitting in them anytime soon and honestly I don't think I want it to. I really enjoyed this project because it helped me look and analyze at what I needed to do to create more space. Instead of buying cheap clothing and having a lot of it or excepting everything my cousin gives to me, I think now it's time to go for quality. Having more things with better quality that I can actually get use of.