I hate the fact that my wardrobe is bursting at the seams yet I never have anything to wear.
It can take me ages to decide on an outfit when I’m going out so I tend to just grab the same comfy things on a day to day basis. I’m just really struggling to put an outfit together, my clothes are shouting to me that you need to start organising your wardrobe.
Either I forget what I have because it’s so disorganised or I just don’t have the ‘right’ items for everyday style. Basically I end up with two looks, I was either super dressed up or super dressed down & I really wanted to find my everyday style.
I’ve recently really been working on my style, on what I want to wear. I struggled with my confidence for so long. I’m finally at the stage where I know what I like, I’ve finally found my style. Click through for lots inspiration & ideas for everyday outfits. Plus I’ve a new series on the blog every Sunday, sharing ‘What I Wore This Week’.
So if you can relate, then you know it’s time to work on decluttering & organising your wardrobe & getting rid of anything you’re just not going to wear again.
Easier said than done? Don’t worry, if I can do it so can you & these tips will definitely help
1. TAKE OUT EVERYTHING
This is where I realise just how much clothing I actually have. Don’t just grab everything & throw it on the bed, just take out a few items at a time & check them over. Are they bobbled or stained? – decide quickly if you’re going to keep it or not. It’s important to declutter your wardrobe this way as it gives you the opportunity to look at each item instead of skimming past. It’s much less overwhelming & easier to deal with one by one.
2. DON’T HOLD ONTO THOSE POSH FROCKS FOR THE SAKE OF IT
Occasionwear tends to look dated really quickly, especially as you don’t tend to wear them often. They can be sat in your wardrobe years before you realise they’ve gone out of fashion. If you’re not likely to wear it again then then think about what you want to do. eBay can be a bit of a hassle unless it’s a popular brand or designer. Again, designer or vintage does pretty well on DEPOP. Or alternatively think about donating it to your local charity shop, sustainable fashion is really being noticed. So many people, including myself are trying to move away from or avoid fast fashion.
Not only is there the ethical & sustainable side to buying preloaded items but you can also save yourself some money. Click here to learn how to bag a charity shop bargain.
3. ONLY KEEP CLOTHES THAT ACTUALLY FIT YOU
We can tend to keep all those clothes that we plan to ‘slim down into’. However I’ve ended going the other way & have lost over two stones in the past twelve month or so & have a lot of clothing that is just too big. Keeping clothes that are too small just leaves you feeling terrible every time you see them, or try them on again & they still don’t fit! And a wardrobe full of beautiful clothing that you can’t wear is just as bad. They need to go.
4. HANG YOUR JEWELLRY
Necklaces should be hung up on a stand or some sort of hooks or hangers. You need to be able to see what you have so you can choose items that match your outfit. If they’re left in a jewellry box they just end up tangled & forgotten about.
I also bought a cheap ring display box. It makes it so easy to choose rings to stack, different ones for different styles.
5. REVIEW THOSE SHOES
Shoes shoved in the back of the wardrobe can end up out of shape, scratched or scuffed. Again they can go out of fashion so it could be a trip charity shop. I’m currently listing a large number of my shoes on my DEPOP account as I can no longer wear heels due to my spinal issues. There’s no point all those shoes taking up space, instead I need shoes that are comfy & stylish.
6. ORDER YOUR WARDROBE
When putting all your clothes back in your wardrobe think about what works for you. Colour coded or in sections? Work section, casual & going out clothes? Make sure you put them back into your wardrobe with the hangers facing out. Once you’ve worn something, put them away hanger facing in. In six months time you’ll be able to see which clothes you’re still not wearing & you can easily take them out to sell or donate.