I might not be keen on the extra cleaning required, but autumn is officially my favourite season; not least because I get to resurrect my cosy knits and ankle boots.
With every new season, I get a little bit excited about bringing out my old favourites. But this year was different. This year those ‘old favourites’ looked pretty well-worn (shabby), with some items being three (five) years old.
Here’s a tip: if you have to question whether something is fashionable any more? It probably isn’t. Trust me, I share my home with two teenage girls.
Time for a wardrobe overhaul…
If you’re considering taking the plunge yourself, there are two benefits to a wardrobe overhaul: 1) It scratches that ‘I want to tidy’ itch; and 2) It provides a legitimate excuse to take the credit card on an outing.
Feeling increasingly uninspired by my wardrobe, and after sharing my intentions on Instagram (social media is a great source of accountability) I made a start. But first, I gave myself some strict but simple guidelines to follow:
- Am I questioning whether it’s fashionable?
- Does it have a hole in it or look over-worn?
- Has it sat in my wardrobe without being worn for more than a year?
- Do I wonder if it suits me every time I wear it?
- Does it not actually fit properly?
If the item fell into any of these five categories, it was gone. I applied it to my underwear (no more grey, baggy knickers allowed), all footwear (my favourite Dune wedding shoes circa 2002 are no more), handbags, clothes and accessories. I was ruthless people!
This was the end result.
Come follow me on Instagram or tune in over here on a Friday as I share some of my new purchases *claps hands with excitement*.
Do you like a regular wardrobe overhaul? Fancy following my lead?