My mom, Nancy, recently messaged me that it was time for her to clean out her closet. While she has a range of timeless pieces that will remain staples, she knew there were a few—as she said—”meh items” that needed to go. While she has a strong sartorial eye, she wanted a gut check on whether or not the items she wasn’t wearing as much should be donated (when she’s able to do that) or saved.
Given that we’re not near each other right now, I had her text me the pieces she wasn’t feeling for her own personal style. I then responded with either “purge” or “put back.” While she didn’t necessarily need to replace the “no” items with another forward item, she was interested in hearing my thoughts on trends to consider down the road.
I thought you may be of interest to said items, so I rounded up a few of the items my mom is getting rid of, along with some visual inspo from cool fashion girls highlighting the trend counterparts that could be worth adding to her wardrobe when she’s ready. I also included her feedback on each trend as well. As she noted, she’s into the pieces in question because they could work for anyone at any age (including herself at 60 years old). Keep scrolling for a bit of closet-cleanout inspiration.