These Are The Clothes You'll ALWAYS Regret Buying

by Simplify

When it comes to wardrobe management, there's nothing more disheartening than facing a closet full of clothes yet feeling like you have nothing to wear. Christina, an advocate of intentional living and spending, understands this struggle all too well. Having experienced both the joy of shopping and the liberation of minimalism, she believes that certain items simply don't belong in our closets.

1. Clothes That Don't Fit

Holding onto clothing that is too small or too tight can lead to frustration and regret. While body sizes fluctuate, it's better to store these pieces away for another time or donate them rather than keeping them in your active wardrobe rotation.

2. Uncomfortable Shoes

Shoes that cause blisters or discomfort are not worth the trouble. Opt for footwear that not only looks stylish but also feels comfortable and functional for everyday wear.

3. Itchy Fabrics

Sweaters, blazers, or jackets made from scratchy materials are unlikely to be worn. Prioritize comfort by avoiding fabrics that irritate your skin.

Be careful with owning clothes you don't even like!

4. Majority Synthetic Clothing

Synthetic fabrics like polyester or nylon may cause overheating and discomfort, especially for those prone to sweating. Consider clothing made from natural fibers like wool or cotton for better breathability.

5. Bad Underwear

Uncomfortable bras or underwear can ruin your day. Invest in breathable, comfortable undergarments that make you feel confident and at ease.

6. "Guilty Clothes"

Clothing purchases that evoke feelings of guilt or remorse don't deserve a place in your wardrobe. Whether it's buyer's remorse or items you rarely wear, let go of anything that brings negative energy.

There's never a need to feel guilty about your closet

7. Fantasy Self Items

Clothes bought with the aspiration of becoming a different version of yourself may never see the light of day. Focus on dressing for your current reality rather than an idealized persona.

8. Fussy Clothes

Garments that require excessive maintenance, such as frequent dry cleaning or delicate care, may become burdensome over time. Opt for low-maintenance pieces that align with your lifestyle.

Dry cleaning rack

9. Too Many Basics

While wardrobe basics are essential, having an excess can lead to a dull and repetitive wardrobe. Strike a balance between foundational pieces and items that add personality and flair to your style.

10. Capsule Wardrobe "Must-Haves"

Not all capsule wardrobe essentials may suit your personal style or preferences. Customize your wardrobe essentials to align with your individual taste and lifestyle.


By eliminating these items from your wardrobe, you'll not only create more space but also refine your personal style and enhance your everyday dressing experience. Remember, a curated wardrobe filled with pieces you love and wear is key to feeling confident and comfortable in your clothing choices.

For more advice on how to declutter unwanted clothes, check out how to declutter clothes the quick, easy & stress-free way or how to be ruthless when decluttering clothes.

For more videos, check out Christina Myachas' YouTube channel.

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  • Ostephens49 Ostephens49 2 days ago
    This is very interesting. I have way too many clothes in my closed & dresser. I have a hard time purging things. My weight has gone up & down, so I tend to keep things in both sizes. I will try to use your suggestions. Thank you.
  • Millie Millie 2 days ago
    Good suggestions, some I’ve never heard before!