Six Pieces to Donate, Resell, or Recycle—and the (On-Sale) Styles to Wear Instead
Because that uncomfortable blazer is never going to stop being uncomfortable.
Are you cleaning out your closet for the new year? In my experience, the hardest part is deciding which pieces you’re ready to part with and which ones you might want to wear again someday. To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of six items you might—but definitely shouldn’t—have in your closet right now. Begin by getting rid of these items, then ride that momentum all the way to a perfectly pared-down closet.
But first, some advice on how to get rid of these pieces:
- Resell: We believe that resale is the best way to get rid of unwanted clothing, not only because you can make some money, but also because it often ends up being the most sustainable option. If you’re getting rid of M.M.LaFleur clothing, use our resale site, Second Act, which allows you to redeem your earnings as cash or store credit. Non-M.M. items can be resold through thredUP.
- Donate: Donating is a great way to pay it forward and give your clothes a renewed purpose. Do your research and be thoughtful about where you donate to ensure your clothes don’t end up in a landfill. Only donate items that are in wearable condition (i.e. nothing with major rips or stains). For professional clothing in good condition, we recommend donating to Bottomless Closet.
- Recycle: For clothing that’s no longer in wearable condition, recycling is a good option. Some farmers’ markets offer textile recycling, but if you don’t have anything locally available, you can purchase a take-back bag from For Days.
And now, the fun part! Here are the six pieces you should eliminate from your wardrobe and the on-sale styles to replace them with.