I love getting organised when the seasons change, giving my wardrobe a good clear out. Don’t get me wrong it is one of the most long-winded jobs but the most satisfying once it’s finished. I got to a point where I would rather buy a new outfit rather than look for one in my wardrobe which is bad I know. I’m quite a visual person if I can’t see the clothes then I probably won’t choose it.
You have to be a bit of a savage with any kind of house clearout. So many of us hold on to things because it’s a memory and I am all for that but when it comes to clothes, I need to just give away the pieces I don’t wear – some still even have their tags on! It honestly takes me at least an entire afternoon to sort my wardrobe which I do every few months or when I’m transitioning from season to season. So I thought I’d let you know how I tackle my wardrobe and at the moment I am being super strict because I really want to love my wardrobe I was so fed up of looking at my wardrobe and it is so boring and a bit ‘meh’ but this Autumn I want to love every single outfit I pick out.
When my boyfriend and I first moved in together we knew straight away that we wanted to make the smallest bedroom into a walking wardrobe so we have a good amount of space before I am sorting it all out I make sure I clear the floor space as much as possible because whenever you organise clothes it definitely gets worse before it gets better but persevere it’s worth it.
Once everything is clear try everything on this is probably the longest part but I kinda like it although get an ice cold drink because it gets hot!
Try every outfit on so you know if you want to keep it or not. I have saved so many outfits thinking its super cute but I try it on and some of them I wished I had given away when I could have so triying them on really helps. When you try on your outfits you can do these things…
If you try on an outfit that is ripped or ruined if you can reinvent it in some way then go ahead if you can’t, then throw it away (I always keep one baggy messy shirt for hair dye or fake tanning evening etc) but anything else if it is ruined beyond repair, then it goes in the bin.
If you find that you have found an outfit that fits, it’s in okay condition but you’re just not feeling it then put that in a separate pile for your local charity or if you prefer to sell it then do whatever suits you.
Okay if you try on an outfit that you love or used to love but it doesn’t fit so well put this in a bag ready for the tailors especially if it’s a timeless piece you might as well keep it if you love it and get it tailored to your size.
Trying on clothes that you love but haven’t worn in so long, I would say keep. I usually keep these in drawers if I don’t want to part with it just yet
And of course, anything you love has earnt it’s right to hang in your wardrobe.
Everything that you’ve decided to keep then needs to be organised into your wardrobe. I have to have all my clothes hanging the same way purely for convenience when I’m rushing. When you organise your kept items into your wardrobe group them in an order, dresses together, shirts together, tees etc. and prioritize your items so if you wear dresses a lot of shirts for work make these really accessible if you don’t go to posh events regularly then leave your cocktail dresses near the back or end of your wardrobe leaving all the everyday essentials easily to grab.
Once your pretty much organised and everything is hanging up go back and organise one more time (if you can be bothered) I go back and arrange it all into colours so it’s easy to see and you can see where certain sections start and end and you can see what colours you tend to overbuy on although I buy a lot of blacks especially in winter so it can be hard to tell them apart if that is the case then I would either break it up with some white or simply organise it into items like jumpers, skirts, tees etc.
Hopefully, now you have the most organised and loved wardrobe! I really am being less and less of a hoarder. I have kept some of my favourite pieces but I have always given away a ton of clothes that I liked I just got bored of. I wanted a wardrobe I was excited about and clothes that I genuinely love.
Hope this helped! Now I am soooo ready for autumn fashion!
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