I used to have a dilemma of not knowing what to wear when I have a closet full of clothes. A part of it is due to the fact I shopped compulsively while in college. Living right across the street from the largest mall in town is a sign of danger (for my wallet). By the time I was a senior in college I started minimize my spending on clothing. I donated two large bags of clothes because I didn't want to transport them back to my home where my closet was already full. I stop purchasing clothes on the whim and now I rely on a try to shop more intentional.
Recently, I started a capsule wardrobe plan. You can read more about capsule wardrobe here but in short it is a collection of clothes that will not go out of fashion for a long period of time. Basically, the closet is filled with essential pieces that could be mix and match for a minimum of 3 months. It has to be 30 pieces or less. You can add accessory as you go. So, it's quite challenging.
As you all know, I have a couple of items on my wishlist. I haven't complete my wardrobe plan yet but I was able to put together the basic pieces I already own. There's a total of 12 items (shown above) and some of them are rolled over from last season. So, that's a good start! I can't wait to finally clear my closet though. By the way, I won't include the special occasion attires in this list because I don't wear them often.