To keep my closet semi-sane, I try to abide by the rule that before a new item comes in, something old must go out. So a lot of my things are constantly moving around in my closet as I continue to shop, shop, shop for the new and weed out the old for donation/sale/pass to a friend.
When it comes to deciding what should go in my closet, I know a lot of people recommend that if you haven't worn something in more than a year, then it shouldn't take up anymore room in your life. I unfortunately have a bunch of stuff that I may not have worn in a really long period of time but I still can't give up because that jacket is just so darn pretty/my sister gave me that bag/something awesome happened last time I wore that dress. I can be a total sentimentalist - or a hoarder in training.
Most times when I sort through my things, I pull out items that either don't really fit me well (I know, they should have never made it into my closet in the first place ...) or where I may just plain be out of like with something.
And yes, then there are the dreaded new with tags things - the risked "final sale" items that didn't work out or the pieces that just never got worn but sat around so long they can't be returned anymore (and I have a bad habit of ripping the tags off items as soon as I bring them home). These guys are few and far between, thankfully.
Do you have rules about what items should stay and go in your closet? How do you determine when it is time for something in your wardrobe to go?
Jacket: J.Crew herringbone professor (worn here - sim, knit, sim)
Shirt: LEC gingham poplin (worn here - sim, pricey, sim)
Jeans: Levi's 545 (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Brooch: Broochmaker via Etsy (worn here)
Rings: Banana Republic (sim, gold, pricey) & c/o JewelMint (sim, sim)
Belt: J.Crew embossed skinny (sim, sim)
Shoes: c/o ShoeMint rosemary (worn here - sim, sim, pricey)
The winner of the $50 gift card thanks to Go Chic or Go Home will be named shortly - thanks for your patience!