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10 Things I'm Ditching in 2018

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I don’t know about you but I’m shocked that we’re already in November. Where has the year flown off to? With the coming of a new season I always do a big closet clean. I list a bunch of items to my Depop shop {which you can find here}, I sell other pieces to my local Crossroads and donate what is left to the Downtown Women’s Center. When I did a big clean on my closet this month, I noticed a few pieces that I am almost ready to let go of. Every year there are big trends and styles that I latch on to, but I am thinking for 2018 it might be time to retire a few things {as inspired by WhoWhatWear}.

1. Left Over Hats

I did a head count {pun intended} and I have 15 straw hats. FIFTEEN! There is positively no reason why I should hold on to 15 straw hats when all you really need are the three you keep on rotation. I even still have this one in the below photo which I wore to the Bahamas 2 years ago! I then packed it in my suitcase for Florence and by the time it got all the way back to Los Angeles it was totally smushed and lost its shape. But it’s still in my closet for some reason. It is time to let go of any excess hats you {myself included} are not going to wear anymore.


2. Unflattering Denim

Without fail, at least once a year, I will always purchase and wear bell bottom jeans. What can I say? I’m a sucker for 70s style and I really love it when other girls wear this trend. But honestly, it just doesn’t really work for me. I look back at these photos and kind of cringe because bell bottom jeans aren’t my best look. Listen, they might work for you but not for me. Know which denim styles suit your style best and toss the rest!

3. Old Swimsuits

I somehow manage to have an entire drawer full of swimsuits by the end of the year, yet I still struggle to put together two matching socks. It’s hilarious. I’m not voting for tossing all of your swimwear, but if you haven’t worn it on your past 3 days in the sun, it might be time to let go.

4. Sentimental Pieces

There are random pieces I have held on to over the years for one reason or another that I really need to finally need to let go of. I purchased and wore this Balenciaga bag to my first Balenciaga Paris Fashion Week show and sadly it was the last time I carried it {over 3 years ago!}. The bag is super cute and I feel like I’d wear it more if I went to work in a corporate setting but it doesn’t really suit my lifestyle. I’m selling this bag on Depop!

5. These Red Sunglasses

Sorry. I don’t remember who makes them and I also don’t remember what I was thinking. I mean, okay, it’s a look… but just not for me.


6. Pajama Dressing

It came, it is sticking around, but I am just about ready to retire my pajama sets for sleep time only. I truly appreciated this trend and rode her ’till she bucked. But come 2018, I’m going to adopt a cleaner style that doesn’t include pajama dressing.


7. Mom Jeans

Speaking of unflattering denim. After seeing photos of myself in the high waisted, trendy “Mom Jeans” in this post, I have decided to retire this pair.


8. Net Shopping Totes

I was genuinely obsessed with the net shopping tote trend but over time mine eventually started to sag. While they are super cute, they are not all that practical.


9. Open Toe Booties

It’s a bootie, it’s an open toe. I was never 100% behind this shoe style because it doesn’t really make sense to me. I’m kicking mine to the curb.


10. Varsity Jackets

I think it’s safe to say that we can hang up our varsity jackets for a little while. This is a style that comes and goes, but I think it’s time to move into the next new trend for 2018.


While I might be ditching these 10 pieces for 2018, here are a few items everyone should have in their closet that will stand the test of time:


Metallic Striped Jersey T-Shirt

Without fail, season after season and year after year you will always find value in a good striped tee.

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Dover Blazer in Houndstooth Wool

A solid houndstooth blazer will always find a safe place in any closet.

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Classic Cortez Sneaker

I purchased these Nike Cortez sneakers a few months ago and they are my favorites. Definitely planning to carry these puppies into 2018.

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Hot Toddy Pointy Toe Boot

A little black bootie never hurt nobody. Everyone needs this classic staple in their closet.

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Silk Crêpe de Chine Slipdress

For a minute there, I thought that the slip dress trend was going to come and go but I am very happy that it seems to be here to stay.

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  • I loved this and can agree with a bathing suit and I need to get rid of some of my cheaper sunnies that just never worked for me… yet clog up space in my small london flat!

    chevrons & éclairs

  • Em

    Such good motivation to let go of things we don’t need. Now I am itching to do a wardrobe clear out as well.

  • Lol at the open-toed boots! I never really got the trend myself and for some reason always find myself getting unnecessarily worked up when a perfectly fine boot boasts this useless feature 🙂

  • Natali

    Yea, I can see how some of those are not the best trends to bring into a new year. 😀


  • This was lovely Jacey! A new year always calls for a re-evaluation of what you love and what’s important to you, so going over these things is great! I’m already excited for the new year!

    I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday!

  • I’m with you on so many of these. I need to fix my swimwear drawer too.


  • Letting go of personal favourite things can be sometimes a little bit difficult, most of my things seems to have a meaning to me. But some things have changed, over the years, I rarely shop anymore since I started looking into the simple living lifestyle. In the book, it teaches us how to value the life and not putting so much effort in the current things we want. This post will also help me to let go of more things I could think of, such as the open toe booties, some swimsuits pieces and other sentimental things. Love ❤️ this post! ♥️♥️♥️

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  • Thank you for sharing 🙂 <3

  • Oz

    Needed the inspiration to let go of a few things….Thank you! Oh, and THANK YOU for just saying NO to Mom jeans…was worried that was going to become a real thing…Yikes! Not flattering on anybody or anyone!

  • I really enjoyed this post. I think I need to follow in your footsteps

    Petite Side of Style

  • This is such a great list babe! You are inspiring me to really face my wardrobe and get over the things that I know I need to let go of in the new year so we can start the new year strong!


  • Rachel

    Those dark denim bell bottoms look SO flattering on you! You totally pull them off. But I’m with you on mom jeans! 🙂

  • Rach

    Wow you are getting rid of a lot of stuff! I definitely need to revisit my closet!

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Love the idea ! I always encourage an inventory be done every season . Those once lovely sweaters with fuzz- balls and stretched necks out ! If any items can be donated , make sure you give them to charities that do give back ! I like ones that help under privileged women make a work wardrobe , helping them with employment. Some of the largest resellers of used clothing give a very small percentage to charity. Do your research !
    Dress The Part

  • LC

    NO to open toe shoes, PJs and mommy jeans.

  • I love how open you are with this! As someone who doesn’t follow trends I agree with all of your thoughts here! haha

  • ID439276

    First world problems.

  • I have also a great desire to leave some thing at 2018. Comparatively those are easy to access ever.

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