When I moved to Dubai I had 1 suitcase. The rest of my clothes would arrive a few weeks later by sea freight. The few weeks, ended up being two months. The content of that one suitcase worked wonders. I found myself knowing exactly what to wear every day. I had to be creative in accessorizing the few outfits I had.
On days when I stand gazing at my closet thinking “I can’t figure out what to wear”, I wish I was back to that one suitcase. Despite having given away all my winter clothes, and a suitcase of clothes every year, I still have too many options…
- 79 tops (Tees, Dress shirts etc)
- 12 skirts
- 26 pants
- 25 dresses
- 17 cardigans
- 28 pairs of shoes
Who needs that many outfits. Why do we accumulate so much? There are outfits I haven’t worn in over a year. I don’t know why I hold on to them.
And so, clothes must go. I called in the experts, my daughter Tala and sister Nawara. They give great advice on everything! In 30 minutes, I was down to:
That’s still a lot! I will have another round or two. Today, we emptied one closet, and three remain full. By summer’s end, I plan to have one closet left. One season, one closet.
Any suggestions on who should get the clothes?