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Good riddance, old clothes!

I asked my twitter followers this not too long ago: if you’re losing weight, do you get rid of your clothes than no longer fit or hold on to them?

The consensus seemed to be to get rid of them. In the back of my mind I wanted to get rid of them, and needed confirmation that it was OK to do so. To me, hanging onto these clothes was in some ways holding on to the past. Holding onto them makes me feel like this change isn’t permanent, and I should hold onto them for when I get big again. However, I’m not going to let that happen.

Getting smaller and spending way too much time on Pinterest has piqued my interest in fashion. When I look at the things I’m getting rid of, I see a lot of drab clothes. Not a lot of color; dark colors are your friend when you want to look smaller right? I see my clothing choices as a reflection of how I felt in life before. I didn’t want to stand out, I was scared to take chances, and generally unhappy.

via pinterest

I’ve been looking at clothes in stores on and off and I’ve been disappointed by most of the trends out there. It seems like oversized clothes are still in. I’m working hard to lose weight, I don’t want to look like a shapeless bag. C’mon… After some major searching, I finally found a couple goodies, here are a few samples:

The top above is from Lauren Conrad’s collection at Kohl’s (link). All of her clothes were adorable off the rack but most looked silly on me or fit weird in the chest. I checked a few Kohl’s and could only find this pattern in L; I’m currently in a XL. I bought it because I loved the pattern, and later found a XL online. I’m thinking I’ll keep the L so I can enjoy it longer. No, I’m not crazy, it’s simply hard for me to find clothes I actually like and look good on me.

The top above is the same style as the shirt above, simply a different pattern. (link)

I bought myself a new dress, too. I typically don’t bother looking at Forever21 because of the issues I have with current trends. However, I found this gem of a dress and it actually looked good on me. (link)

I thought this belt might also go well with the new tops and dress. (link)

For those of you, who have lost enough weight to require buying new clothes, did you get rid of your old clothes?