When “big-ticket” can be attached to so much in the fashion realm, it’s nice to take a moment every now and then to center and get things in perspective. Look no further than Charlize Theron’s candid talk with WWD to get you right on track. “I have seen images of people’s closets that are like homes, and I literally wonder if you wear every day something different, [whether] you still [would] be able to wear all of that stuff in one lifetime. And that concept bothers me.”
Make no mistake, the actress isn’t complaining about the fashion perks that come with her role—she acknowledges how lucky she is to be a in a profession that makes dressing up an official part of the gig. “I never take that for granted, but I’m always very aware that I’m one person and I can’t wear everything,” she said, explaining that unworn clothes hanging in her closet bothers her. There’s also a clear winner in her approach to the overstuffed closet: her friends.
“My whole concept in life is if you’re not using it, you should give it to somebody else. I know what I’m capable of wearing in one lifetime and what I really need, [so] my girlfriends have it really good,” she said. “We’ve called it ‘Narnia.’ It’s like the closet that just keeps giving.”
I love what she’s saying and totally agree. If it’s not getting any love in my closet, I’d much rather make some cash by reselling it or offering to a friend who I think will give it more wear-time than me.