Thursday, 30 November 2017

How To Declutter Your Wardrobe!



In the early days of starting my blog I always intended for it to be centred around both makeup and fashion. Since then fashion has taken a backseat and it has just been all about beauty. Over the next few months I want to start introducing more fashion posts into my blog. I love fashion and it has always been one of my passions, right up there with makeup, so it is about time that it takes a step forward.
I own far too many clothes, handbags and shoes. I buy high-end handbags, shoes and accessories, then I buy most of my clothes from the high-street with a couple of exceptions. I like doing it this way because then I can buy my expensive classic handbags and shoes, but still keep up to date on the latest trends with my outfit choices.
This post is all about how I declutter my wardrobe. I buy loads of clothes on a very regular basis, so I always make sure that I have clear outs. I just think that you can’t hold onto everything forever, so I am very cut throat when it comes to binning or donating some of my clothes. I have struggled with it in the past, so I thought that I would share my wisdom and hopefully encourage some people to let go of things that they no longer need!


1)       Take a step back
Sometimes you just need to take a step back and look at what you’ve got and just honestly think if you need it all. I do this all the time. I just sit on the end of my bed and peer at the things that I have and then I am just in the mood to start clearing it out. It makes me feel guilty when I see how much I have and to think about how much money I have wasted on clothes. There just isn’t need to own mountains upon mountains of clothes, it doesn’t make you any happier!
2)       Do it section at a time
I know for a fact when I stand in front of my wardrobe and look at all of my clothes that it can be really daunting. I have clothes all over the place and spilling out of every nook and cranny, so actually dedicating some time to sorting it out can be pretty terrifying. I work my way through it one section at a time. I will do dresses, then give myself a week off and go back in and do my skirts. Then it is just in nice bite size chunks and not too daunting.
3)       Try it on
I am sure that we all have clothes in our wardrobe that just don’t fit us right. We have either gained weight or lost it, or in some cases we bought it with the best of intensions but it just isn’t right for us. Things you aren’t really sure about, try on and see how they make you feel. If they make you feel confident and sexy, hang it back up. If you feel like a sausage meat getting stuffed into skin, get it straight into the bin. You don’t need them kind of things cluttering up your wardrobe.
4)       When was the last time you wore it?
If you haven’t worn anything in the last year get rid of it. I organise my wardrobe by the last time that I wore something. When I wear something, I put it to the right-hand side of my wardrobe. Then by then end of the year, anything that is left in there on the left-hand side gets thrown out. It just honestly shows what you actually wear and what has just sat there all year. I try to get everybody to do this because it just makes it really quick and easy to sort and tidy your space.
5)       Be cut throat
You cannot keep everything just because once upon a time you like it and you spent your money on it. You need to go into it with a cut-throat opinion. Think if you are going to wear it again and how you could style it and if you aren’t completely sold on the idea of wearing it again just get rid of it. If when you see an item if it isn’t love at first sight then it should go. Only keep the things that you know you are going to wear, if not somebody else may be interested in it!
6)       Think about it carefully before making a final decision
As cut throat as I can be when it comes to having a clear out. Before it goes in the bin or in the charity bag I will sit there and just go over the decision. Is it going to affect me if I don’t have this anymore? Will I miss this if it isn’t in my wardrobe? Like me for example, I have an old football top of my dad’s that I used to sleep in when I was younger. It is still far too big for me, I can never see myself putting it on again but the memories associated with it stop me from getting rid of it. It isn’t bad to have the odd item like this.
I literally live by these rules and it just helps my wardrobe to stay really up to date and not to full. By doing this it just helps me to see what clothes I actually have in my wardrobe. I can also see where the holes in my wardrobe are and what I need to pick up to get a really strong capsule wardrobe.
It is healthy to have a clear out every now and again so I try to make sure that I do this a couple times a year. Make sure to leave me a comment below and let me know what your go to rules are when it comes to having a good clear out!
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6 comments

  1. Yes, keep going with some fashion posts!! I've been doing a capsule wardrobe for maybe 2 years now and it's been life changing! I only buy things because I actually need them o really love them and my decluttering sessions are so easy now, I usually throw away just a couple of items each season :)

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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    1. Exactly, a capsule wardrobe is so much more beneficial than mountains of unnecessary clothes!

      Danielle xx
      http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  2. I need a really good declutter, always wearing the same things when I have so much in there! x

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    1. I am exactly the same, that is why I started doing some of this so I can see what I have!

      Danielle xx
      http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  3. Great tips babe, decluttering always feels so good!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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    1. I always feel so refreshed afterwards!

      Danielle xx
      http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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