5 Signs You Need A New Wardrobe This 2016

What goes around doesn't really come back around sometimes
ART Trixie Ison

There are many reasons why people decide to gather up all their old clothes and set up a garage sale. When you're staring at your closet going through each and every article of clothing you have and yet you still end up feeling frustrated for not knowing what to wear, maybe it's time for a makeover.

  1. Having a full closet and still saying, "I can't find anything to wear!"

    Have a ton of clothes and still, you can't find a single thing to wear? Girl, that's a red light right there. If you can't find anything, it just means that you simply do not really like the clothes you have. Remember, quality over quantity is paramount. It doesn't matter how many clothes you have stacked in your drawers, if having all those items and yet you still feel undecided, lost, and frustrated when you're picking an outfit, then it's time for a major closet makeover.

  2. They barely fit.

    There's a difference between having a shirt look small (and cute) enough to be a crop top on you and a shirt that you think will rip with just the slightest raise of your arms. If your clothes don't fit, whether they're all too small or too big, it's time to rethink placing them back inside your closet.

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  3. You can't mix and match outfits anymore.

    If you've gone through every possible combination there is in the universe and yet you still can't find the best outfit, it's the universe telling you that you need to revamp your wardrobe. Some clothes go out of style, maybe that's one reason why you can't really match that skirt with that top.

  4. You don't feel comfortable in them.

    Rachel Zoe once said, "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." Comfort should always go first, so if you're feeling a bit uneasy with what you're wearing then no one will really be able to appreciate the outfit that you're sporting. What makes someone look striking is confidence, so if you don't feel confident wearing something, then don't. If you don't feel like you, change your closet.

  5. Damaged beyond repair

    Don't settle. If your clothes have holes in them, it's time to give them away. Clothes also have expiration dates, the more you wear, the more they tear but don't feel bad when you're favorite shirt is off to the goodbye section, it's enough to know that while it was still  wearable, you made really good use of it.

We all have to learn to let go of what we love but don't you feel excited  for what's more to come? It may seem heartbreaking having to let go of clothes that you've relied on for the important times you desperately needed something to wear, but things have to happen that way. It may seem difficult at first but once you've let all of them go and then go shopping for the next items that'll be featured in your new and improved wardrobe, things might not seem that bad after all.













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I'm a 17 year old who is in love with life and yearns to experience every inch of the world when she grows up. When she isn't busy trying to conquer her homework, she binge watches her favorite TV shows and reads books in her spare time. 

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Here's a poem I wrote a while back reflecting on what it's like over-rationalize a simple thing like crushing on a dude -- hence, the title "Scientific Method"

Scientific Method

You were a phenomenon I cannot wrap my head around

When I first met you, my heart forgot to make its signature sound

And it's overwhelming, your presence;

And underwhelming, so science will be the only language I'll hide in-- For now.


At first glance, I notice your top button unbuttoned,

and your shirt fully cotton

Complete with a smile as nervous as me

And a swagger in your step only I can see

Further on, I find your wit to be at a pace

That doesn't leave any space for tension to rise

and it's all too nice

And ridiculous and a bit too suspicious

That this isn't another (well,) circus.


Now, let's take a wild guess,


Oh, but it has to be smart, yes,

That this could lead to something with potential

That this isn't another differential easily solved

With a formula, tried and tested but never evolved


For so long, we've both been independent of any dependent

Keeping our variables fixed and ourselves distracted

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With anything, everything,

But not a single thing

Could stop me from pushing this blindly to find its threshold,

Hoping that it's a quantity my hands could still hold

Over hours, days, and weeks

Through minor revisions and tweaks

Then comes the analysis -- that these weren't accidents

So, now I find myself in a conundrum

With the anomaly in a blue shirt right in front of me,

That this had to be processed logically,

But the findings are as follows:

None of which were shallow, so I therefore conclude that it's true,

I therefore conclude that it's you.


Mi Luna: The Light in My Dark Soul Locked in… Alone…

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As I lay down in my bed at night, I always think the what ifs in my life. "What if I choose that over the other, would it be better?" those kinds of questions. Yes, it is hard being indecisive that you cannot have at least 90% happiness of the decision you made because you're not even sure about it and you will just feel happiness if the results are good. I am the kind of person who just go with the flow and doesn't even bother with the problems that must be taken seriously. I am thankful for the people especially to my friends who are always there to help me out in my life. People think that I'm the type of person who is happy-go-lucky but the truth is I'm just showing that I'm always happy but deep inside of me, I'm not. I'm really questioning myself that makes me overthink sometimes. To be able to help myself, I searched online about tips in making a decision. I know that I'm being "OA" because of this, but actually it helps me. I am trying to apply all the readings I read whenever I make decisions.

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Right now, I am somewhat happy and contented because I make decisions that I'm fully sure of. We must not take all the things as a joke, especially in making decisions. I don't want to have those feelings again that I had before. We must all help ourselves whenever we have problems. We cannot depend on others forever. You can reach out, but remember that you yourself is the key to end up the problems that you're into. So, let's all do the things that we can do today because there are many things waiting ahead of us.

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