This And That: Why I Threw Out 80 Percent Of My Clothes
This week on The Huffington Post, I wrote about how I condensed my life into one duffle bag and a carry-on suitcase.
I used my move to Hong Kong, a city notorious for smaller living spaces than NYC, as motivation to dramatically overhaul my closet and change my shopping habits. I’m no spendthrift, but I love clothes, purchase a fair amount of items from fast-fashion retailers and barely wear the majority of items in my closet. I felt like I was devolving into this sad cliche of privilege and consumerism.
My challenge seemed simple at first: In six weeks, pare down my wardrobe to the fewest amount of pieces, responsibly toss the items and eliminate fast-fashion clothes from my life… forever. Turned out that deciding to get rid of things was easy, but figuring out where to send them was no picnic.