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7 Items to Get Rid of From Your Wardrobe

By Mara Kofoed |

 

Marina Dobreva, a personal stylist from New York, has a few suggestions for what items to get rid of out of your closet….

Here you go!

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Items to Throw Out from Your Closet

Faded Black Clothes

It's so easy to keep old faded black sweaters, tank tops, t-shirts and cardigans around. She says to put them in the good-bye pile! (Also, she recommends buying wool cardigans and sweaters as they don't fade like cotton and will last longer.)

P.S.  Marina works with clients with all budgets in NYC.  She can be reached at marina@closeteurnyc.com.

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12 thoughts on “7 Items to Get Rid of From Your Wardrobe

  1. Lisa says:

    Everyone taks about the Keep Toss Gift piles, but common, it’s not that easy, otherwise no one would have such full closets. I am so glad you come up with certain items to let go away. And coming from a well known stylist, it makes the decision more firm and the painless for us :)

  2. MsB says:

    I really don’t see why you should get rid of tight tees and wear unflattering loose T’s ? And if you have a good body why hide it ?
    Not everyone looks good in a nude shoes and just incase nude is over next season keep those trusty black heels.
    I do however agree with cargo pants, faded blacks and worn out shoes.

  3. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the great tips! Motivated now and heading off to clean out my closet!

  4. Connie says:

    Sorry, I am sick to death of these built in obsolesce concepts by the fashion industry and I am sick to death of all the people with titles such as “Fashion Stylist” dictating their ideas . Find your own style, stick with it and screw the fashion police and their constant “babble” on what is cool. This type of thing reeks of the Queen Bee bully consciousness that contributes to low self esteem and a junior high click mentality…. Dump the programing. Do you really want to be a conformist to what someone else dictates as “Fashion”? I say, ” Marina Dobreva get a real job, one that contributes to humanity and I couldn’t care less what you think I should have in my closet.” The world is falling apart, war is everywhere, kids are starving, the economy is in a mess and there is an Island the size of Texas made of cast off garbage that people buy because of this type of nonsensical consumer programming. How many nude shoes, that will elongate your leg, that you should have in your closet, will be in that island of garbage next year?

  5. Deborah says:

    Style is about self-expression. I have a friend who is thin, gorgeous and has a signature outfit….faded jeans and a white t-shirt (tight). She is a natural beauty and quite honestly, I love her understated look. High fashion, edgy looks can be impressive but they are hard on the eyes after a bit.

  6. Annie says:

    In this economy it makes more sense to dye black clothing. A couple of packets of black dye make items look fresh again.

    I agree with the tight T shirts but that is because I don’t look good in them and they are uncomfortable but if someone looks good and they like them. That is their style. Go for it.

    Old sweaters can be recycled into pillows and other items.

    Old flats can be cleaned and polished and even if needed – majic markers to clean up buffs to get another season out of them.

    Not giving up my black heels!

    Denim is denim. Wear what ever color you want. Dark is fine for the city but us country girls like our lighter colors

    1. Mara Kofoed says:

      Annie – I loved your response!! Thank you! I need to get some black dye. Brilliant.

  7. Alex says:

    Don’t bash the idea of tossing out your old flats! I’m all for touching up a scuff here and there, goodness knows city sidewalks chew up flats like there’s no tomorrow. However, speaking as a 22 year old who has already HAD foot pain/health issues from 7 years in retail, and seeing my mother go through her own foot problems…tossing flats is just being kind to your feet and body. I’ve worn the much loved flats for multiple seasons, and paid for it with back pain, foot cramps, and come on ladies…we all know old flats stink. No matter how many times you shoe shampoo them.

  8. MARLENE JOHNSON says:

    GET RID OF MY FADED BLUE JEANS FOR A DARK PAIR NO WAY I HATE THOSE DARK DENIM THEY LOOK HORRID YUCK . I DONT CARE IF I AM THE ONLY PERSON WEARING THEM IN THE WORLD I LOVE THEM HOES AND ALL. AND I AM 71 YEARS OLD.

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  10. Valerie O'Brien says:

    You can also dye light jeans dark, if you like the fit. Never underestimate the value of fabric dye when refurbishing clothing. I bought my son a boring red and white Hawaiian shirt and dyed it sunny orange. It looks amazing now as a red an orange dressy shirt!

  11. Charmin says:

    The production of 1 kg of cotton produces about 8 kg of Carbondioxide, and lots of other pollution along the way. Instead of “throwing out” all the faded stuff, how about giving a shot to making some natural home dyes. Boil some red cabbage and add some salt. It will “freshen “up faded black and blue and add a purple hue.
    The other “throw outs” need to go to the charity shop, even if they can’t be sold, those places recycle the fiber. Much better than filling a land fill with it.

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