17 Jun '11, 5pm
Keep or Toss? 10 Rules for Editing Your Wardrobe
. Bad news: Despite owning well over 3 billion garments, I’ve got nothing to wear. Good news: I finally figured out how to curate my closet. It’s a cliché that we live in a throwaway culture, but this has always struck me particularly hard; maybe because I’m a Londoner, from a family of World War II refugees, so “make do and mend” is in the blood. But (cf. the 3 billion garments), I’m also a voracious hunter and collector. So, how to reconcile the fashion-led impulse to consume with (a) the desire not to waste resources, and (b) a city-sized mini closet space? If you too suffer the clothing confusion of the season switch, here are my 10 rules for culling your closet.