Thursday, June 25, 2015

Editing Your Wardrobe

Perhaps it's rather hypocritical of me to suggest in this blog post, that people everywhere should decide that now is as good a time as any to eliminate those space-stealing items of clothing (that haven't been worn for over a year) from your wardrobe. It could potentially be a spiritual experience for all of us to partake in together, or it could be a time-consuming nightmare. For me, it usually becomes the latter. 

Why? Because once I've plucked up the courage to pull the whole contents of my 3 door wardrobe out, there's a sudden sense of panic which consumes me. "There is definitely no turning back now" is something I mumble to myself repeatedly as I pick out clothes I didn't even know I had. It's not until I have removed everything that I begin to get bored. Within those 15 minutes I've managed to move garments into every crevice of my bedroom in the hope that I'll be able to make a decision on what I will keep and what must go.

When it comes to reorganisation, we can be a bit Clueless
But, suddenly I hit that brick wall; that 'this is too much effort' wall which causes me to relapse. I grab my phone, lay amidst heaps of cashmere and cotton furiously scrolling through Instagram. Before I've even realised it, I look up at the clock and I've spent 40 minutes stalking a random person's best friend's sister who just so happens to be a hairdresser. I'll admit it was a low moment for me, but tidying and reorganising has become one of those love/hate jobs which usually ends up with me waking up the next day still swamped in clothing. 

Since then I've found that I need to be strict when it comes to what makes its way back into my closet and how quickly I get the job done. There are a number of ways to make the organisation process a little less painful and a bit more fun. So here's a little list, that combined could make your tidying experience a lot more manageable:

    "Did you say 'Manolo's in every colour?"
  1. Firstly, get comfy - put some slouchy, unrestrictive clothes on which enable you to remain relaxed and play your favourite music (something that distracts you from the daunting prospects at hand)
  2. If you find anything that is remotely ripped, stained or so discoloured that it looks dirty then GET RID OF IT
  3. If you try something on and realise that you bought it back in 2007, then I think it's time to move on - chances are, it's not fashionable anymore
  4. If you find something that you haven't worn in ages but is still in good condition think about giving it to charity
  5. If you like the idea of making some extra money on items you no longer want then check out Depop - This app allows you to sell (and buy - which defeats the purpose of reorganisation if you ask me, although it is tempting) items to friends or strangers. It's quick and easy to set up an account and is secure to use
  6. If you find something that has sentimental value to you, such as a Prom dress think about putting it another place such as a storage box where it will be out of the way of your everyday wardrobe
  7. Finally, when you next have the urge to splash the cash and shop, think about what is missing from your wardrobe and could be a suitable addition, rather than buying an item which is very similar to something you already own
With a little bit of motivation and encouragement you can kick start that tidying frenzy you've been putting off for months.

Stay Organised & Stay Sweet,

Alice x



  1. Hi Alice Excellent blog :-) Love GD

  2. Today is the day- I'm using your tips and will be brave enough to throw out the old stuff in my wardrobe.

  3. Alice -love your ideas.NB


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