DECLUTTER YOUR WARDROBE
We all love shopping for clothes, looking good in them and feeling great about ourselves. If given the chance, we’d love never to repeat any clothing item worn before. The magic of retail therapy is real.
This leads to impulse buys of clothes you do not need and possibly never would wear. In the end, you have a cluttered, overpopulated wardrobe which may have you staring at your closet and feeling like you’ve got absolutely nothing to wear.
You may even feel the need to shop some more to enhance what you already have, but know that you are adding to the disaster! What you need now is honesty about the items you should purge from your wardrobe. This is the way forward as shopping for more clothes was how you got into the mess in the first place. Here is a list of items you should ‘unhand’ from your closet:
1. Clothes that do not fit.
When you no longer fit into your clothes due to weight or height addition or you purchased size(s) smaller than you wear presently, with the aim of reaching your size goal. It is advisable to let go if by one year, you do not attain your size goal.
2. Clothes that have never been worn.
We all have that lovely dress we bought incase that special occasion happens (which didn’t happen anyway). Now it’s stuck in the closet taking up space. If this outfit hasn’t been worn for more than 2 years since you acquired it, it’s time to let go. Chances are, you may never get to rock it. Let it go.
3. Replica clothing: Same difference type of clothing.
T-shirts, under wears and work shirts are one thing, but if you have different colors of the same dress, that should set off alarm bells. Lay them all out and pick the ones you tend to favor. The rest? Let them go.
4. Clothes you are attached to due to sentimental reasons.
An overpopulated closet will not be complete without clothes with sentimental attachments. This set of clothing is held unto because a special person gifted it to them, they were just copying a style they thought looked cool on someone else (a celebrity maybe), or it represents a certain time in their lives with memorable experiences. Outfits like this may most likely never be worn. And should be let go.
5. Junk: Clothes that are torn, stained or damaged beyond repair.
Yes. Kanye’s ripped homeless sweaters and torn shirts are the latest fad, but that is no reason to look distressed. Some clothes aren’t just for everyone. Clothes go through wear and tear. It could be caused by anything really, ranging from rodents to the weather. When they get to this point, let them go. Yes. And this includes that tear you’ve been meaning to mend since forever and never get it done.
6. Clothes that are outdated.
The truth is that trend recycles. We have seen fashion pieces worn in decades past becoming the trend. But this shouldn’t have you keeping your outdated clothes in your wardrobe because you think it will make a comeback. If you have a strong conviction, you can keep them in a safe place. Don’t just clutter the wardrobe with them.
7. Clothes just to fill up the wardrobe.
Some people just keep their closet filled up to assure themselves of the abundance of clothes in them. Some are hoarders who can’t let go of anything they have acquired. It is advisable to let go.
Now that you’ve cropped out all the bad from your closet, the good should finally be able to show through. Since it is now easy to identify what you have and what you need, you know what to look for the next time you go shopping. This will save you stress and some money also.
AT WARDROBEFIX, WE AIM TO TRANSFORM YOUR WARDROBE AT YOUR BUDGET, INFORM AND EDUCATE YOU SO YOU ARE MORE STYLISH, TRENDY AND UP TO DATE WITH THE WORLD OF FASHION.