//Confessions of a Fashion Blogger// I Have Nothing To Wear....a Peek Inside My Closet


Hello all of you lovely readers, I hope your week has been splendid so far! Well, this week is the next to the last week of my April blog series Confessions of a Fashion Blogger and I have so loved writing these posts each week and I hope you wonderful people have enjoyed them!
This week I decided to talk about the struggle I face when I "just don't have anything to wear!"
I know everyone of you has struggled with this dilemma...we might be packing for a trip and totally not have enough room for what we want to pack, but then when we try to get dressed in the morning our closet becomes completely empty and we think that we have nothing to wear!


I thought that today instead of sharing an outfit I would take you on a little tour of my closet...well, really my room :) You see, up until about four years ago my sister and I shared a room and a closet (I seriously don't know how that worked). However, four years ago I got a room in the garage. Yes, the garage. We added two walls in our garage and made a doorway through the laundry room (it is kind of a secret entrance). Anyways, my room isn't the biggest, it is fairly long but narrow so pretty much every inch of space is used and because of that my room is basically my closet but that is pretty great!


Before I go into the whole dilemma about not having anything to wear (which is clearly not true) lets take a quick tour of my closet:)


So in my room I have one double rack instillation and two racks that I have bought (as I have needed more space over the years). The above picture is a snapshot of some the dresses on my dress rack (which just might be sagging from the weight). My dresses are mostly organized by season/color and as you can see are a wide variety of homemade, vintage, and thrifted. 


These are all of my skirts. All a mixture of winter, fall, spring, and summer. 


Here are my sweaters. They are usually organized by color, but I have gotten a bit lazy when hanging them back up. 



Oh, and this is my blogger hat wall:) Yes, most bloggers have that stereotypical wall on which they hang hats, purses, or clothing...that is just who we are.


This is an inspiration board I have had for awhile...really it just makes me happy :)


Oh, and what is my closet with out my fabulous retro styled Captain America poster. Yes, I am a geek!

Okay, but enough with giving you a peek into my closet, lets talk about the struggles of not having anything to wear shall we! First off, that statement "I have nothing to wear" is literally not true, but figuratively it applies to our life every time we look at our closet blankly and seem to see empty hangers. Now, my mom would protest that I have to much clothes and need to get rid of some (which is partially true) but I love fashion and I love vintage so my closet is like my collection. I am sure that is the same for you? However, that is not to say that out of all the wazoo of clothes I posses there are still so many times that I look at my closet and cannot feasibly find anything to wear (or anything that looks good or appeals to me) and of course many times when this happens I think "Oh my gosh, I need to go shopping." 

However, that is the truth of the matter. Yes I am a fashion blogger, yes I love fashion, yes I have tons of clothes, but sometimes I feel like I plum just don't have anything to wear. Maybe I can picture you right now nodding your head in agreement saying "That is so right," or maybe you have never found yourself in this dilemma (if not, trust me a day will come). 


Sitting here writing this post is really making me think about how I handle these day and honestly I don't even know what I do! I think that most days my room ends up appearing to have had a tornado sweep through as I decided to try on half my wardrobe? There is a huge possibility that I go through multiple ensembles before settling on something I feel is slightly decent. However, while at college I have about 1/4th of my closet with me so I would say getting dressed each day is strangely both easier and more challenging. I have seriously had to learn and live off of 5 skirts, 3 dresses, 3 pants, multiple tops both solid and printed, and sweaters/cardigans (but that has been good).  
The fact is that we always have something to wear, weather we see it or not. When we feel creatively blocked we just need to take a step back, breath, reassess the situation, and go with something simple. 
Over thinking an ensemble just makes us feel blocked so make it easy on those days. 

Well, that is about all I have to say on the issue today, however I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject! Remember to check in next week for the final post of the series where I will give a recap on the series as well as share some of my favorite comments along the way :)

Have you ever felt blocked when you looked at your closet?

Do you have to many clothes?

What is your strategy when you don't have anything to wear?




12 comments

  1. I totally understand you in this post! I have a good amount of clothing but substantially cut down twice when moving two years in a row. When I feel like I have nothing to wear I always go on pinterest and search a specific piece of clothing I have followed by the word "outfit" to see what sorts of results I get that include other articles of clothing similar to things I already own.

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    1. Oh my gosh, that is such a great idea Jill!!!! I will need to try that next time I feel blocked:)
      -Madison

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  2. I'm not to the point where I can look in my closet and pull something out, I'm not sure anyone is! Some people have insisted it's because of your colors (color me beautiful, specifically) I'm finding this to be true. But I also think it has a good deal to do with my having too many stand alone pieces. They only go with one thing, that doesn't work well.
    I'm working to weed out those items I just don't like anymore, don't fit (I lost 30lbs over the course of last year), I just don't like anymore, etc. I find that putting my goodwill bag in my room and leaving it full for about two weeks works well, that way if I regret putting something in, I'll pull it out. But if it sits there for two weeks-buhbye!
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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    1. I absolutely agree about the stand alone pieces Natasha!! I definitely have a number of things that only go with one or two pieces in my closet and that is probably because of all my prints.Also, I definitely can't just look at my closet and know exactly what to pair together, it takes time:)
      I really love your idea of having a good will bag stay in your room to cull through things you don't wear!
      -Madison

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  3. My stars, what an incredible wardrobe and closet you have. My own closet is, I kid you not, slightly bigger than a matchbox, and while I do store some items, like hats and gloves elsewhere, it means I have to be ruthless with what I keep and what I bring in. Like everyone, I do have those "nothing to wear" days though, but find that one way to help counterbalance them is to set aside a day every now and then and play dress up in my own closet. Planning out new outfits for the future that I'll have ready to go (photos help there big time) at a moment's notice. This way old favourites can meet new acquisitions, less frequently sported pieces can see the light of day, and anything that's ready to get the boot can do just that.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh I loved reading your comment! I love your idea of playing dress up to come up with new combinations.
      -Madison

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  4. Hi Madison! I discovered your blog this evening through reading comments on Into the Woods - I see we have a couple mutual blogging friends. Looking forward to looking at more of your posts!
    This post is so fun! Not only do you have a beautifully decorated closet/room, but I related with this so much! I too have had the closet dilemma. And yes, I probably have too many clothes. On days like that I usually go with a simple go-to look like my chambray dress or something. :)

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    1. Oh Paige, I am so happy to hear that you discovered my blog:) I love it when we find mutual blogging friends! So glad to hear you have the same delima as me.
      - Madison

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  5. I don't have a hat wall :'( I do have a purse wall though! I've seen a trend popping up recently where people do what's called a capsule wardrobe, where they only keep 30 or so pieces of clothing for each season (including shoes!), to simplify everything. I know I certainly have a lot I could sell or send to Goodwill, but I don't know if I could live with 30 pieces of clothing per season!
    Katie Forsyth
    themodestheart.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooooh a purse wall...yes!! I have heart/seen people who have a "capsule wardrobe" per say, but like you I am not sure I could live with only 30 pieces or so of clothes? I love my closet a little too much:)
      -Madison

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  6. You have such a beautiful collection of clothes! I have a relitively small amount of clothes but my Hidtorical costumes take up much of my room! I do have hats hung all over my room- everywhere! And a special hanger just for scarves, although I probably need another one! I love your blog. keep it up!

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    1. First, I love your user name :) That is my user name on Instagram! Yes, hats everywhere is the best!! Thanks for visiting my blog.
      -Madison

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