YOU REALLY NEED TO LET GO!
Believe me this is harder to do than most people think. We can have an emotional link with some of our pieces of clothing :’This is the skirt I kissed that guy in’, ‘this is the top I got my job promotion in’. BUT why keep it, if we’re never going to wear it again???
This weekend instead of doing a shoot to post as an outfit blog, I knew I needed to finally clean out some of my OUTDATED clothes (and let’s be honest I had a few, way too many)… to make way for the news ones, my new style and of course some closet space. (which is needed that’s for sure!)
HERE’S FIVE TIPS ……
FIRST STEP : Allocate a good hour or two to doing this as it can be time consuming (well yes in my case because I have so many clothes…. and it’s tiring, you’ll need a cuppa and a piece of cake after to recover)
STEP TWO : Know who you are and what your style is and represents. I have completely changed my style in the last year. Colour it seems has gone out the door (although there is the exceptional hot red dress!!)Black, white and tan seems to be my style mantra, so looking at my wardrobe it didn’t really reflect that because there were too many old clothes.
STEP THREE : Be harsh! Yes it may still look good on you still but my TIP is “Did you wear it in the last season?” If the answer is NO then WHY do you need to keep it? Get rid of it….. OR “Have you worn it in the last 6-12 months?” If the answer is again NO, sorry but it goes onto the ditch pile. And just because it’s a DESIGNER brand doesn’t excuse keeping it…. !!!
DON’T JUST KEEP THINGS BECAUSE YOU THINK THEY’RE GREAT, IF THEY DON’T FIT PROPERLY, THEY ARE NOT YOUR STYLE…. IT’S NOT WORTH CLOGGING UP YOUR WARDROBE.
STEP FOUR : Once you have a pile of things you are ridding from your wardrobe, think about whether they are good enough to sell them….WHY not make some $$$$$ Is it still a great item someone else would like to wear? Then sell it on EBAY (more money to buy fabulous things you want)…. otherwise donate to Vinnies or the SALVOS… it’s all for a good cause and the disadvantaged can also look stylish.. or the hipsters!!!
STEP FIVE : Rearrange your wardrobe so it is more organised, pants in one section, tops in another….. so on. Maybe colour co-ordinate. A clean and organized wardrobe makes it so much easier when you’re in a rush to see the fabulous clothes you have and so they’re not hiding away… believe me I have forgotten some things I have bought and then months later discovered them when I could have been wearing them all that time.
FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR CULL!
Treat yourself by buying that fabulous top or stunning skirt afterwards….. the pain eases pretty quickly.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS FOR A CLEANOUT!!!