Cull Your Wardrobe

Sunday, 5 February 2017


Yes I know. My room is basically an IKEA showroom.

So for this blog post. I'm going to help your turn your wardrobe from a chaotic mess to and organised happy space and all that good stuff. Keep on reading for tips on how to cull your wardrobe and and take the next step towards minimalism.

Tip 1
Do you really need all of those clothes? To be honest with you, in my university days I was a clothing hoarder. I was obsessed with shopping and always felt like I needed everything in Topshop and River Island! As I've got a bit older and mature I've realised that buying new things and having all the latest fashions made me happy when I bought them, but in order to maintain that faux happiness I would have to keep on buying things and wasting money for the quick thrill. Now having a more organised space keeps my head clear and my mind happy. My point is, figure out what clothes you like and clothes you actually need. Make smart choices when you next go on a clothes shop. Plan your money and figure out where you have space to buy new things. Consider spending more money on expensive, but good quality basics, so that they last longer.


Tip 2
Figure out your style. Your aesthetic. What colours do you like, What clothing styles just sit right with you? Maybe you're someone that goes to the gym a lot? Or maybe you work in the office and favour more sophisticated office attire? You might be someone that prefers wearing basic clothing, lounge wear or fashionable items? Having a plan on how you want your wardrobe to look will really help with getting rid of clothes you no longer need. I have found that I love love love dresses and skirts, particularly midi bodycon styles. As you can see, I feel way more comfortable wearing black, white and grey. But that's just me. Minimalism doesn't mean you need to get rid of all the colour in your life. Even before turning to minimalism, I never really wore much colour. So, you do you!

Tip 3
Nobody is suggesting you just throw your clothes away! My method for culling my wardrobe is to try and sell off my unwanted pieces on Ebay. Anything that doesn't sell the first time, I relist 1-2 more times to see if they do any better. Anything that doesn't sell after that goes into a charity bag or I give away to a family member or friend. Choose your favourite selling platform and see what money you can claim back!


Tip 4
Swap and replace. Once you've got your wardrobe down to a size your happy with, and feel like you need to update a few items, consider swapping and replacing. By this I mean, when an item becomes tired, or when you find that there is something you're not really wearing anymore or doesn't fit you, then that is the time to sell or give it away and replace it with something new. You don't have to of course, but that's just the way I like to do it.

Tip 5
Make it look pretty. I've organised my open wardrobe by sorting all the clothes in colour order (white, grey, black). I've also got a top and bottom row, with all my longer items such as dresses and jumpsuits at the top and skirts, t-shirts etc all at the bottom. I got rid of all the random hangers you keep from stores when you buy new clothes, I just thought they looked so ugly. Instead I bought these pretty hangers from, you guessed it, IKEA for 50p for a pack of four. A lot of people seem to prefer those wire hangers, which are so pretty, but personally I was unsure if they could carry the weight of my coats. Ironically, I don't even use these hangers for my coats now...


Tip 6
Take your time and remember you don't have to just throw everything away all at once. Go at a speed your happy with. You don't want to get ahead of yourself, and then regret selling off that dress you wore for your friends wedding, because now you have another event to wear it to.

Elizabeth

16 comments

  1. Your wardrobe space is too die for! I'm redoing my room right now so am definitely taking this tips on board, I can only hope it looks as tidy as yours!

    Gabrielle Isabella x

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    1. I've been seeing tons of open wardrobes on youtube, and I really wanted to try it myself and so far I love the idea!

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  2. These are great tips and so helpful!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  3. Great tips! Your room and wardrobe look great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. I am due a wardrobe cull so will definitely be taking these tips on board!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  5. This is the wardrobe of my dreams! Lol, I need to follow these tips so I can get like you. Thanks for sharing love :)

    http://theindiebyline.com/blog/

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    1. Ahhh, thanks! If you do change up your wardrobe, you should definitely try different things and see what works for you :D

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  6. Really great tips.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q

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  7. Love these tips! I'm totally in need of a cull.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  8. I've been planning on cullign ut my wardrobe and donating my exces articles, but your blog post gave me a good push. Great tips!!

    – Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

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  9. Absolutely loving how minimal this is! i'm actually doing a cull of my wardrobe today so this was a huge coincidence haha. I guess just have to be more strict with things that I haven't worn in months. I have so many clothes I don't need!

    Lovely post as always,

    Imogen
    www.faux-silk.com

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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with my space atm. Haaa, I love when that happens!

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