For the final post in this mini-series, let's talk about our favorite subject: shoes. How many shoes should you have? My suggestion is two-weeks worth: fourteen to twenty pairs. Of course if you feel that's too few, choose an amount that's comfortable for you. Most of the shoes we LOVE, we wear often. They're comfortable, they're cute and versatile. We wear them with jeans, skirts and shorts. Then there are the ones we keep "just in case". Some of them we've never worn. A good rule of thumb is if it's been a year since you pulled them on, then it's probably time to get rid of them.
I have a shoe rack in my closet and if the shoes don't fit on or under it, I don't keep them. My only exception for this is boots. I have a weakness for those and have room at the top of my closet especially for them. But when that section is full I don't allow myself anymore (I have to switch out a pair to add one).
Tip #4: Get rid of duplicates and be realistic about what you wear. How many shoes in the same color do you need? Evaluate what you like to wear versus what you like to buy. Do you purchase tons of heels but usually wear flats? Do you wear flip-flops most of the summer instead of wedge sandals? Be honest about what you actually wear and begin to cull what's not comfortable to you.