Hey there fashion lovers!
Today I’m going to be talking about wardrobe organisation. It’s the start of half term – for me at least – therefore I’m going to dedicate an hour to sorting out my wardrobe – boring, I know. There are two advantages to sorting out your wardrobe. For one, it means you can actually SEE what you own. This sounds really obvious but being able to see what’s in my wardrobe normally means I find items of clothes which I haven’t worn in ages. The second positive to sorting out your wardrobe is this – maybe, just maybe, it’ll prove to my mum and dad that I need that ‘new skirt/top/jeans or anything else’. So today I’m going to be talking about methods of clearing out your wardrobe in order to make it the most stress-free, painless experience ever.
2. TRY THINGS ON
The next part, and probably my favourite, involves trying on absolutely every item in your wardrobe. It’s important to have a full length mirror when doing this so you can see exactly how you look in every garment. This step is very long, but doing this while listening to music or the television is a great distraction.
3. MAKE THREE PILES
Once you finish trying on each garment, it’s really important to place it into one of three piles – LOVE IT, LIKE IT, HATE IT. Think carefully about which pile each garment is put in and also take into account the last time you wore it. It’s more than likely if you haven’t worn something in the last six months, you’re not likely to wear it again!
4. MAKE DO AND MEND
So the ‘LOVE IT’ piles can go straight back into your wardrobe – easy. However the ‘LIKE IT’ and the ‘HATE IT’ piles need slightly more TLC. Look back through the garments and try to pick out what you don’t like about it – is it too big? too tight? too frumpy? too boring? This is when ‘make do and mend’ comes into play. Garments can easily be re-adjusted, altered and decorated to suite your needs – you seriously don’t have to be a top seamstress to do that.
5. GET RID
And lastly when you’ve finished altering what you can, it is unfortunately time to say goodbye to them. You should try to recycle, give away, or sell any clothes you no longer want. Binning clothes is the absolute last resort – be environmentally friendly!
So, I hope you’ll all have fun clearing, sorting and organising your wardrobes this weekend! Haha, seriously you’ll thank me afterwards (…or not!).
Have a fab weekend, my next post will be on Monday!