Greetings readers! I’ve been having a wardrobe dilemma recently. I often find myself seeing outfits on Instagram and wanting them so badly, but I know deep down they wouldn’t suit me. I like to think I have quite an eclectic taste in everything, fashion included, so being obsessed with a certain style but knowing I’d struggle to pull it off is really stressful. I’m also guilty of buying clothes and keeping them even if I know I won’t wear them very often, or if they don’t fit properly or look good. I’m the sort of person who convinces myself ‘it will look better in a month’ (and it never does!) Long story short, I decided it was time to have a clear-out and sort out my personal style.
Clearing Out Your Wardrobe Tips & Tricks
One of the best and most obvious-to-use rules I gave myself for this clear-out was that if something didn’t fit, or if I hadn’t worn it more than once in the last year, it had to go! There were plenty of clothes that fell under this category, and along the way I discovered loads of cute things I’d not worn that looked great.
Another easy tip to follow is if you own a lot of a certain type of clothes, get rid of some and keep your favourites. For example, I owned loads of jeans that I simply didn’t wear that much but kept for the occasional times my other pairs were in the wash. Getting rid of some of these made a huge difference in terms of the space I had, and means I can replace some of those duplicates with new and different clothes.
The last tip is to sort out what you’re getting rid of effectively. Donating clothes to charity is a really rewarding way of clearing-out your wardrobe, but another great method is to sell some of the clothes you’ve worn less. I recently made a new Depop account for all the fairly new clothes I’m getting rid of, which means I can get some money back. (Feel free to have a browse if you want to update your wardrobe on a bargain! My username is @emmadrury)
Finding Your Own Style
Finding your own personal style can be very difficult. It an be varied, and it can change a lot as you get older or as trends change. It’s important to know that you can wear anything as long as you feel comfortable and feel good wearing it. There shoudn’t be restrictions with fashion, and the best thing you can wear is confidence. That being said, it’s important to recognise if something might not suit you. This is all a personal decision, whether it’s a certain colour you don’t think looks as good on you or a certain style or trend.
A few trends I really love at the minute are embroidery and frills, but I realised by wardrobe was severely lacking in these. I often avoid buying the things I love in fear they won’t suit me, and indirectly buy clothes I don’t need or really want as a result. After clearing out my wardrobe I decided to calm down my shopping a bit, and only buy the clothes I really want and can see myself wearing for a long time. A few things I’ve already picked up feature in my wardrobe update post last week.
Are you guilty of spending too much on clothes or buying things you don’t need? Leave me a comment and let me know some of your tips for keeping your wardrobe at its best! Don’t forget to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.