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!
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
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