It didn’t always use to be like this.
A few years ago I owned a lot of clothes, shoes, bags, hats and jewelry. If you told me then about what I’d be doing now, I’m not sure I would have believed you. It has taken a lot of work to progressively cull my possessions down to what I need.
I recently did a wardrobe cull, about two weeks ago. I got rid of clothes that didn’t fit me anymore and those that I didn’t wear anymore. And by ‘got rid of‘ I mean donated to charity.
Here are a few tips that could help you start out your own wardrobe cull. How to turn your wardrobe from a chaotic mess to a happy, chic space. You might need a blatantly honest friend for this:
1. FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Identify what your style is. What clothing styles just sit right with you. The colors you like and the clothes that fit your lifestyle. Having a plan with your clothing style will help you get rid of what you don’t need.
Find more about how to find your personal style here.
2. EMPTY YOUR WARDROBE
You need to pull everything out. Seeing a stack of clothes on your bed or floor may seem intimidating, but the only way to start fresh is to start with an empty closet.
3. SEPARATE IN PILES
Sort out the stack of clothes into piles. A pile for workout clothes, a pile for pajamas, a pile for jackets, dresses, shorts and long pants. Having the piles will show you what you own too much of and what you need to add.
4. TRY IT OUT
If you are not sure about a piece of clothing, it’s better to try it. See if it fits right and if you feel good in it. There is no point in owning something if you are not going to use it.
5. SORT OUT EACH PILE
Does it fit? Do I feel comfortable in it? Does it match with other outfits? These are very important questions you will need to ask yourself. You need to have versatile clothes that make you feel attractive and confident.
Then you need to separate the piles to categories. Piles for the clothes you will keep, piles for clothes you will give to charity and piles for clothes to keep in storage for sentimental value.
Sort the piles you thought you would keep, again, for good measure. If you are satisfied, arrange the winners neatly back to your wardrobe. Make it look pretty.
What other tips do you have?
Keep you posted till next time