Spend a weekend clearing out your wardrobe and you'll feel so much better! Follow our guide to the items you no longer need...
Oh, to have a capsule wardrobe! A perfect collection of curated clothes that mix and match perfectly with a dazzling collection of accessories to compliment each outfit. And best of all? They’re tidily packed away in a spotlessly clean wardrobe and don’t take up too much room.
In reality, we are incredibly busy people who find it difficult to organise our wardrobes and even harder to maintain. If you’re a busy person you’re likely to spend least time of all staring at your wardrobe – it’s a functional practicality that should make your day-to-day life easier. We pick out the clothes we’ve just ironed but very rarely do we spend time putting clothes in properly. Often, they are stuffed wherever there is space. If you have a wardrobe, as opposed to a chest of drawers, to store your clothes and it isn’t an all singing, all dancing walk-in one, then it’ll probably be a cupboard rammed full of clothes and accessories you just never wear, just like ours!
Well it’s time for a change! You need to set aside an afternoon (or a whole day if it’s a serious case of wardrobe wars) and get that closet cleared of wardrobe space wasters for good. The desired end result is that you will have a sparklingly clean wardrobe filled with clothes you WILL wear, meticulously organised and easy to access. In the long run, a well-organised wardrobe will lead to a stress-free daily dressing routine. We’ve put together a guide, with the help of some expert tips, on how to decide what to throw out, maximize space and leave your wardrobe wonderfully spacious. So now you can go on that shopping spree you need an excuse for.
Follow our guide to throwing out the items that are just taking up space, and your wardrobe will be full of space come Monday (or at least space for new clothes…)
Second hand designer clothing website Rebelle offers a personal wardrobe curation service, where their experts come to your home, detox your wardrobe and help you pick a price on pieces you want to sell. They’ll also take the items themselves to sell online for you, saving you time and effort.
‘Collars! Pay particular attention to these because they are near your face and right in people?s eye line, so any fraying, wear-and-tear or make-up stains, means it goes’, says Sarah.
‘All, and I mean every single thing you own, should make you feel great, from your cashmere sweaters and jeans, to your evening wear’, says Sarah. And we agree! Is there anything quite like that feeling of ‘Yes, I do look good tonight!’? If you’re self-conscious all day, chuck it away.
Keep clicking for woman&home’s very own tips about the buys your wardrobe just doesn’t need any more…
Just because it cost a good chunk of that month’s pay, doesn’t mean it should hang in your wardrobe unloved. There are plenty of websites for selling unworn designer items. You could make some cash and room in your wardrobe!
If you haven’t worn it for years, you probably won’t again. There’s a great selection on the high-street now – choose something stylish, flattering and timeless next time and it’ll be a wear-forever buy.
See our top party dresses for your next showstopping dress.
Admit it – everyone has one! It’s all too easy to throw your comfy white T-shirt on for a quick-fix easy outfit, but often it’s only when we stand next to someone wearing something brand new and bright that we realise our white T-shirt may not be the perfect hue it once was.
Rather than trying to fix it, throw it out. It will make any outfit look instantly scruffier. Invest in some new, good quality white T-shirts, and make sure you follow the washing instructions to make them last as long as possible.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with dressing for work, but if you’re still regularly wearing that pencil skirt you bought two years ago, it’s definitely time for an update. Not only will some fabulous new threads give you a great morning boost, you’ll turn heads for all the right reasons at work.
If you have to push the wire back in each time you wear it, or even worse, sew it back in, it’s too old! Bras aren’t meant to last forever – even if it’s an old favourite, it won’t be giving you the right support if it’s falling apart. Next time you go for a bra fitting, ask for something in a similar shape and you’ll get a brand new bra that fits perfectly.
Every woman has a pair, but honestly – when will you wear them? There’s no solution to this one. Just throw them out and buy some more.
Our guide to the best tights will help you find your perfect pair.
Yes, it may look great, but is it worth the pain? The answer is almost certainly no. Throw away any jumpers that make you feel itchy, and invest in one great quality one that you can wear for seasons to come instead.
No matter how stylish they are, if you can’t walk properly in them they’ll look awful. Yes, it feels like a wrench throwing them out, but it is ultimately the best decision for you.
don’t torture your toes, choose something that’s stylish and comfortable instead.