How to : Sort & Clear out your wardrobe

Okay, so when it comes to clearing and sorting our wardrobes, us girls are all the same. It's the usual 'I might wear that to a party' 'It might come back into fashion' or 'I've had that since a child' that stops us from selling it, throwing it in the bin, or taking it to the charity shop. So after years of trying to clear my wardrobe (and epically failing) it has finally hit me that i need 'get over it' and just blooming chuck it out. Out of the entire contents of my wardrobe (ignoring the clothes in my draws) I probably only wear 50% of it, which is pretty darn awful and I constantly keep onto things in the worry i might regret getting rid of it. Well, if you're either selling it or charity shopping it you've done good for yourself and others, so either save the money or invest in some new clothing you do actually like. Our styles constantly change, so whats the point holding onto things you never wear and block up your wardrobe? - None at all. 

It's that time of year again where my wardrobe is crying for me to 'de-stuff' it. I honestly could not fit another item of clothing in there, so it's time for a change. Here's my wardrobe and my tips to clearing it out...




1. I like to start by taking out the obvious things i don't wear/like anymore.
2. 'Item coordinate' your wardrobe. By that i mean, put all your trousers, skirts, shorts, dresses, tops etc.. together in your wardrobe.
3. Look at how much of each item you have, this helps to decide what you have too much or not enough of.
4. Try to get rid of at least one of each item.  
5. Pick out the pieces you are not sure about. The fact that you can't decide means you really don't need it, so put it in your pile with the clothes from the first option.
6. Make one last check through your wardrobe, now sort what your selling, charity shopping, giving to a sibling or if you don't want to do any of these - bin it. 


Okay, so to some of you my wardrobe may not look much different, but, I honestly did take a lot out, like you can see from the mahussive pile of clothes! Some are actually lovely vintage pieces so I will be selling them on my Boutique and the others i will give to the charity shop! So check them out soon! ... Another last minute tip of mine is; if you have an item that is a lovely pattern and material such as dress, but you don't like the shape of it, why not try and make it into a skirt? I actually have a dress I'm going to change, but this will be posted when i have time to get the sewing machine out! It's definitely worth a try, and if you mess it up, it doesn't matter. I hope this post was helpful girlies! I would love to know if any of you have had a 'successful' wardrobe clear out!


Lots of love xxx

25 comments:

  1. this is something i definitely need to do! x

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    1. I definitely recommend it! I finally have some room for new clothes! haha xxx

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  2. I really needed this post - I've got so much in my wardrobe I never wear!

    Jessie
    coppergarden.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. Awww bless you! I did as well, i find my self having these sorts of clear outs all the time!

      Room for new clothes - yaaaaaaay! xxx

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  3. Great post! I really need to do this, you should see my wardrobe! Its like a bomb site ahah!

    Great idea for a post!


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    1. Thankyou sweetie! Hahaha honestly, i tidied mine slightly before i took this pictures, it was a MESS! but I'm totally chuffed with it now! :) xxx

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  4. love this post. and your wardrobe is almost as good as a walk in one! seems so spacious.. bet you'd fill it up pretty easily though ha x

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    1. Thankyouu :) Oh how i wish i had a walk in wardrobe! Yess i really do, i need one 3 times the size to be honest! haha xxx

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  5. Great advice, I need to have a big wardrobe clear out so these will come in very useful :) Good idea about turning a unworn dress into a skirt etc, new clothes for free! x

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    1. Thankyou :) I definitely recommend it, besides to gives you an excuse to buy new clothes ;) tehe.

      Thankyouu, i just need the time to do it now :)xxx

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  6. Love the post of the before and after! Great tips btw :)

    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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    1. Thankyou very much :) Im glad they are helpful :D xxx

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  7. you have so many cute clothes! those blue bow heels are SO adorable! can't wait to read more from you- just followed :)

    My Blog: Boho Vanity

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    1. Awww thankyou so much sweetie!! Yess, i love those heels! Kill my feet though :( haha

      Thankyou very much! xxx

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  8. I wish I could take your advice and sort my wardrobe out .... I am a sucker for clothes and they are everywhere! :( help!

    Xxx

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    1. Just do it sweetie! Honestly, you will feel so much better for it, and it makes getting ready sooo much easier! Plus, a good excuse to by some lovely new clothes ;) xxx

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  9. this has motivated me to do this after i get back from work!!! thankyou!!! very realistic tips as well :)
    xox

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    1. Awwww i'm really glad it helped! Would love to see some pics on your blog if you get the chance once you've sorted it :) xxx

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  10. I have OCD with many things in life and organising is one of them. I have labels on everything and allocated sock/underwear/bra/tights drawers, then my entire wardrobe is organised in patterns of check, polkadot, prints + then by colour after this. It is quite stressful!

    I buy clothes a lot and only have a small room with very little storage space so in order to be able to buy more stuff the sacrifice is that I have to toss out old stuff. I think we all argue about keeping stuff etc but at the end of the day, we wake up, open our wardrobes and yell "I have nothing to wear!"

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    1. Hahahah bless you! I have OCD with hygiene...its actually awful! So jealous of your wardrobe organisation, mine is no where near up to your standards!

      Oh i constantly have that issue, no matter how many clothes i have, i will never ever ever know what to wear in the mornings! xxx

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  11. Hi! Organizing wardrobe is always fun and nice! I have done that a week ago too actually! :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It really is :) Awww brilliant! Did it go well? You're very welcome :) xxx

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  12. What great advice this is really going to help once my husband and I moved to our new place this weekend (: I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did I love it! Please check out my blog and follow me back if you like it (;

    xo your newest follower
    dearest-lou.blogspot.com

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  13. Awww i'm so glad it is helpful!! Congratulations moving into a new home! It must be sooo exciting!

    That really means a lot! Your blog is amazing, you have the loveliest style! I'm following you now too :) xxx

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  14. I love your storage space!

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