POPSUGAR Fashion Shopping How to Clean Out Your Closet For Fall How to Clean Out Your Closet For the New Year — and Then Reward Yourself After by Sarah Wasilak 1/03/15 411 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > View in slideshow Image Source: Instagram user slwasz Look — no one dreads a closet cleanout more than I do. Aside from the fact that it takes both time and a lot of physical effort, I hate getting rid of my clothes. After all, I'm of the belief that everything I own comes with a handful of memories. Like, I graduated college in that pleated, asymmetrical dress; had my first kiss in that graphic tee; and gave a horribly embarrassing presentation in those plaid, high-waisted trousers. But as much as I hate to throw those pieces away, I'm well aware that some of them have an expiration date. Whether it's because the season's changing, certain trends are retired (for now), or threads are pulling, post-Jan. 1 means it's officially time for a wardrobe haul. And I'm inviting you on my journey. Below are the 11 items I'm throwing away, but not necessarily into the garbage. There are plenty of places where you can donate to those in need, and you can always sell your threads too — whether it's at your local thrift store or on eBay. Make sure to maintain an ethical sensibility and recognize that just because you're through with a top doesn't mean someone else can't make use of it. And once that's done, it's time to shop for replacements, which is, of course, the fun part. Because how else would you reward yourself for a job well done? Scroll down to see how I'm refreshing my wardrobe so it's completely ready for the New Year. Who said that Spring was the season for cleaning? My Peplum Top What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak Some people think that peplum's had its moment in the sun, but that's not true. It's just that the detail has gotten an update. Now, it's all about side panels and crisp blouses that flare, rather than superflirty hemlines. 1 / 11 Monroe Marilyn Monroe Juniors' Cutout Peplum Top Sold Out • Macy's Monroe Teen Girls' Tops Prabal Gurung Draped-Bow Cotton Peplum Top Light Blue Sold Out • MODA OPERANDI Prabal Gurung Tops Alex Evenings ® Side Closure Peplum Top $96.00 $66.99 • Bon-Ton Alex Evenings Longsleeve Tops Pink Tartan Stretch Silk Peplum Top Sold Out • Off 5th Pink Tartan Button Front Tops Kate Spade New York Striped Peplum Top Sold Out • Saks Fifth Avenue Kate Spade Sleeveless Tops Tibi Savanna crepe peplum blouse Sold Out • NET-A-PORTER.COM Tibi Longsleeve Tops My Chambray Waist-Tie Blouse What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak Chambray is a mainstay in any girl's closet, but a tie-up blouse works better with a cute pair of cutoffs and sandals. This season we're seeing Western-inspired details and a lot of deep Vs. And denim lends these cuts major casual vibes. 2 / 11 Chinti and Parker Linen and cotton-blend chambray shirt Sold Out • NET-A-PORTER.COM Chinti and Parker Longsleeve Tops J.Crew Chambray shirt Sold Out • J.Crew J.Crew Petite Tops Etoile Isabel Marant Étoile Isabel Marant Sade chambray shirt Sold Out • NET-A-PORTER.COM Etoile Isabel Marant Longsleeve Tops C&C California Two-Tone Chambray Shirt Sold Out • 6pm.com C&C California Longsleeve Tops Gap Fitted boyfriend floral chambray shirt Sold Out • Gap Gap Petite Tops LOFT Jeweled Chambray Tunic Softened Shirt Sold Out • LOFT LOFT Petite Tops My Fringe Bags What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak I'll always love the bohemian flair that comes with fringe, but I'm totally updating my old versions with either a hobo satchel or a cute clutch, which are perfectly on point right now. 3 / 11 JJ Winters Suede Fringe Bag in Black Sold Out • The Trend Boutique JJ Winters Shoulder Bags antik kraft Navy Fringe Handbag Sold Out • shoptiques.com shoptiques.com Shoulder Bags Miu Miu Swarovski crystal-embellished fringed leather clutch Sold Out • NET-A-PORTER.COM Miu Miu Clutches Rebecca Minkoff Finn Metallic Fringe Crossbody Bag, Rose Gold Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bags Patricia Wolf Leather Fringed Bag Sold Out • shoptiques.com shoptiques.com Clutches Nasty Gal Due West Suede Fringe Bag Sold Out • Nasty Gal Nasty Gal Bags My Asymmetrical Cutout Dress What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak In my opinion, this dress has too much going on. From the high-low design to the cutout details, I can't see myself wearing it under sweaters in the cooler months, or even next Summer. However, I still love the avant-garde appeal of an asymmetrical design, but now we're seeing styles that are less "mullet-like" and more geometric. 4 / 11 Rachel Zoe Gio Asymmetrical Dress Sold Out • shopbop.com Rachel Zoe Cocktail Dresses Theory 'Diaz' cotton poplin asymmetric shirt dress Sold Out • Lane Crawford Theory Day Dresses BCBGMAXAZRIA Shapely Asymmetric Dress Sold Out • Lord & Taylor BCBGMAXAZRIA Day Dresses 3.1 Phillip Lim Asymmetric silk skirt Sold Out • Lane Crawford 3.1 Phillip Lim Skirts Band Of Outsiders Cherry-Blossom-Print Gathered Asymmetric Skirt Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Band Of Outsiders Skirts Kenzo striped asymmetric skirt Sold Out • Farfetch Kenzo Skirts My Floral Bomber What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak I love bomber jackets, but this floral print feels too summery. Instead, I'm shopping for neutrals or classic colors that will go well atop most of my wardrobe. Luckily, all the options in stores are also supersporty, which is another trend I'm crazy about. 5 / 11 Sessun zipped bomber jacket Sold Out • Farfetch Sessun Casual Jackets Forever 21 Quilted Bomber Jacket Sold Out • Forever 21 Forever 21 Jackets A.L.C. Mohair Plaid Bomber Jacket Sold Out • Neiman Marcus A.L.C. Casual Jackets Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Jolie' Hooded Bomber Jacket Sold Out • Nordstrom Marc by Marc Jacobs Casual Jackets J.Crew Buffalo check bomber jacket Sold Out • J.Crew J.Crew Petite Jackets Rag and Bone Rag & bone Challenge embroidered textured-jersey bomber jacket Sold Out • NET-A-PORTER.COM Rag and Bone Casual Jackets My White Low-Top Sneakers What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak While I love low-tops, this silhouette feels a little tired, especially for Winter. Instead, I'm shopping for cute trainers that high-end designers have officially made cool, or slip-ons in a fun print. 6 / 11 Opening Ceremony White Sneaker Trainers Sold Out • Asos Opening Ceremony Sneakers Nasty Gal YRU Chill Slip-On Sneaker Sold Out • Nasty Gal Nasty Gal Sneakers Givenchy Lace Slip-On Sneaker, Black/White $895.00 • Neiman Marcus Givenchy Sneakers Rick Owens 'Tech' running trainers Sold Out • Farfetch Rick Owens Sneakers Serafini SPORT Low-tops & trainers Sold Out • yoox.com Serafini Athletic Shoes Dolce Vita DV by Dolce Vita 'Jinsy' Slip-On Sneaker (Women) Sold Out • Nordstrom Dolce Vita Sneakers My Quirky-Print Dress What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak I think that every girl should have a quirky statement sheath dress — a go-to when you want to stand out. But this one isn't exactly the most flattering, and there are plenty of heavier dresses in a range of styles that are appropriate for the season. I'm thinking wrap dresses, crisp collars, or, for the bohemian sort, layers of chiffon. 7 / 11 Jason Wu Long-Sleeve Printed Tunic Dress Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Jason Wu Day Dresses Calvin Klein Printed Wrap Dress Sold Out • 6pm.com Calvin Klein Day Dresses Forever 21 Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress Sold Out • Forever 21 Forever 21 Day Dresses Erin Fetherston ERIN erin fetherston Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Cocktail Dress Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Erin Fetherston Cocktail Dresses Reclaimed Vintage ASOS COLLECTION ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Rose Print Wrap Dress Sold Out • Asos Reclaimed Vintage Day Dresses Jessica Simpson Tribal Chiffon Maxi Dress Sold Out • Dillard's Jessica Simpson Day Dresses My Statement Necklaces What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak OK — these have been hanging on my necklace rack for ages, and I just don't wear them anymore. The neon spikes feel outdated, and I'm super into pendants as of late, so I'm going for long, dangling styles with subtle accents. 8 / 11 Chico's Quince Statement Necklace Sold Out • Chico's Chico's Necklaces Robert Lee Morris Soho Statement Pendant Necklace, 20" Sold Out • Bloomingdale's Robert Lee Morris Necklaces Lucky Brand Two-Tone Pavé Statement Layered Necklace Sold Out • Macy's Macy's Necklaces Tildon Double Pendant Necklace Sold Out • Nordstrom Nordstrom Necklaces Serefina Chantilly Feather Statement Necklace, Rust Sold Out • Last Call by Neiman Marcus Last Call by Neiman Marcus Necklaces Leith 3-in-1 Stone & Chain Statement Necklace Sold Out • Nordstrom Leith Necklaces My Floral Pencil Skirt What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak I never stop wearing floral print. There's really no season I can do without it. Pencil skirts with back slits aren't so trendy anymore, and midi skirts, full skirts in jacquard, and flouncy hemlines are the perfect alternative. 9 / 11 A.L.C. Midi Floral Pencil Skirt Sold Out • Neiman Marcus A.L.C. Mid-length Skirts Antonio Marras Neoprene Floral Skirt Sold Out • Saks Fifth Avenue Antonio Marras Mid-length Skirts Chaser Navy Floral Skirt Sold Out • shoptiques.com Chaser Skirts LOVE21 LOVE 21 Knife-Pleated Floral Skirt Sold Out • Forever 21 LOVE21 Skirts Stella McCartney A-line floral skirt Sold Out • Farfetch Stella McCartney Mid-length Skirts Aidan Mattox Strapless Floral-Skirt Combo Gown Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Aidan Mattox Skirts My Graphic Crop Top What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak Crop tops are my everything, but I can't find anything to wear this one with, and I'd love to stock up on other monochromatic graphic prints that feel just as fun. 10 / 11 Nanette Lepore Spicy Short-Sleeve Printed Crop Top & Galala Wide-Leg Eyelet Pants Sold Out • Neiman Marcus Nanette Lepore Shortsleeve Tops Jil Sander Surfboard-Print Cropped Blouse Sold Out • Barneys New York Jil Sander Button Front Tops River Island Womens Pink graphic print knitted crop top $60.00 $20.00 • River Island River Island Longsleeve Tops My Leopard Flats What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Image Source: Sarah Wasilak My leopard flats are very worn-in at this point, and while the pointed-toe silhouette is still popular, I prefer a loafer or a chunky sneaker, which would make for a more standout update. 11 / 11 Nasty Gal Steve Madden Eccentric Pony Hair Sneaker - Leopard Sold Out • Nasty Gal Nasty Gal Sneakers Asos MASON Flat Shoes - Leopard Sold Out • Asos Asos Flats Kelly & Katie Dandy Leopard Loafer $59.95 • DSW Kelly & Katie Flats Back to Homepage Comments Read More SyndicateUltimate GuideWinter FashionStyle TipsStyle How ToNew YearNew Year's ResolutionsTrendsAccessoriesFall FashionShopping Fall Fashion Kendall Jenner Doesn't Need a Red Carpet to Debut a Couple of Stylish Looks How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger 365 Days a Year The 7 Biggest Denim Trends For Fall New Year 85 Types of Kisses Everyone Should Experience at Least Once 17 Goals For a More Organized Life 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money This Year Trends These Couples Gave Up Their Engagement Rings and Got Inked Instead Is Going Braless the Next Big Street Style Trend? 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