Crimson leaves, crisp mornings, and…dirty windows. Yes, it’s officially autumn, there’s no doubt about that. Remind me why all the windows suddenly look like something out of Hammer House of Horrors?
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?