Getting some order back in my wardrobe

Getting some order back in my wardrobe

Today’s post is a bit of a confession time – I started to spiral into wardrobe hoarding again and only thought it right that I confess the truth. I only started to think about how overflowing my wardrobe had become after a blogger friend commented on one of my new garms that I shared on my Instagram and how I must have a huge wardrobe (I really don’t lol). However, given some of the new additions and variety of outfits I’ve been sharing on my feed, I can see why someone might think I’ve got a wardrobe the size of my bedroom.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a serial outfit repeater; but that got me thinking about how I was struggling to shut my drawers and continued to find stray clothes at the back of them – I found about three tops and a pair of trousers that had been pushed back by the mass of fabric, so this was becoming quite the problem!
I finally bit the bullet and went to town on my overflowing drawers after watching the True Cost (make sure to check out my last post about the documentary that got me thinking here). I got rid of half a huge box of clothes and was ready to get creative with the bits I had left after I gave some family first dibs on the bits I was throwing out. Here are a couple of snaps from before the big clear out;

I also had a chance to figure out what was missing from my wardrobe and what I’d like to purchase before going on a spending ban for a while (a very difficult challenge when you’re a fashion blogger). I put together a list of some bits I’m planning on picking up and I’d appreciate you condemning me if I share anything other than what’s on this list in the coming weeks!

  • Plain black leather shoes
  • Burgundy DM’s (I’ve wanted some for bloody ages and finally think I need to bite the bullet)
  • Jumpers for Autumn/Winter
  • Black leggings (not the cheapy cotton ones, but more like gym fabric as they last longer)
  • A couple of dresses/skirts for work
  • A black lightweight jacket
  • A couple of shirts
  • Some more work trousers
  • This is no mean feat and I’m hoping I can find some things that just speak to me rather than picking up any old thing – I have a habit of picking up something that’s almost what I’m looking for and throwing it away later on when it just isn’t right.
  • I’ve still got some more clearing out to do, but just have a look at my beautifully organised drawers!
  • They shut with ease and finding things is a hell of a lot easier! Next step, wardrobes!
  • Have you had a clear out of your wardrobe recently and how do you decide what stays and what goes? Let me know in the comments!
  • Until Next Time

    1. August 26, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      I was talking about this with my boyfriends family recently and his dad said that how he clears his wardrobe out is to hold up the item of clothing and if it doesn’t bring you joy or make you feel good, chuck it out! I’m not sure if I could do this effectively as I have attachments to so many pieces of my clothes haha but I definitely need a massive clear out soon. I think I might leave mine until after surgery though as I’m sure there’ll be some clothes I can no longer wear and some I might revamp!! I love your clothes and style and I can’t wait to see those burgundy DMs!
      Alice Xx

      • August 26, 2018 / 4:52 pm

        Ahh yeah definitely (I also do the “if it gives you joy” thing – it’s also worth thinking about how much you’ve worn it in the last year, that always helps me too! And yeah I’d wait until after your surgery, something to do and an excuse to get loads of nice new things! ❤️❤️

    2. jazziepickles
      August 27, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      I do love a good clear out.. Also like to organise my clothes by colour so my wardrobe looks pretty !

      • August 27, 2018 / 3:53 pm

        Ahh same!! I need to do my actual wardrobe now as it’s a jumble of everything right now 😂

    3. September 6, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      I love a good clear out! I’ve been feeling so uninspired every time I look in my wardrobe recently, so my fashion loving friend came over the other day and looked at my wardrobe with a fresh pair of eyes – we styled up a load of outfits and plan on doing a load more too! I always have some key pieces to purchase as well, that will go with stuff I already own 🙂 Very exciting!!xo
      Char |

    4. September 10, 2018 / 8:23 am

      I need such a huge clear out but I keep putting it off and this has really got me in the mood to get cracking now. I’m like you in that I have SO many clothes they’re flooding out my wardrobe yet I always wear the same outfits. Making a list of things you do need is such a good idea as well, it’s like a reward for getting through the heaps of clothes haha x
      Alice //

      • September 10, 2018 / 10:53 am

        Exactly – I love a good list, it’s how I get stuff done in my normal job haha! And I’m glad to inspire you to get clearing 😂 ❤️❤️

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