As many organizers will tell you, you ought to get rid of things not worn in a year. But, I can tell you that things not worn in a year are impossible to get rid of. Infatuation can continue indefinitely when one is not required to deal with the dream on a daily basis.
So, really, don't get rid of things not worn in a year, which causes emotional upheaval. Simply wear it. Get to know its flaws. See what it looks like when it first gets up in the morning. Take off those rose-colored glasses (unless it is a pair of rose-colored glasses that you are trying to get rid of). Then you will not able to wait to ditch it.
Case in point - my crush shoes.
These shoes are impractical in every way for any girl from middle America over the age of 40 who is occasionally required to crawl on the floor for work, unless that girl is Kelly Wearstler.
But look. They are metallic and shimmery on the inside.
And they have these awesome zippers and tassels.
Because I'm not wearing them, I'm keeping them. As paperweights.
What kooky closet crush do you cling to?