Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Shop my wardrobe

I have too many clothes, it's true.  You will never hear me say that in front of my manfriend mind;  that would be giving him the ammunition to tell me off every time I come back from town with bags of shopping I shouldn't have.
You can often hear me winging "I have nothing to wear!" yet the fact remains, my wardrobe is crammed full of clothes that are old, tatty and mismatched.
Every now and then in an attempt to remedy this problem and rid myself of unecessary clutter I 'shop my wardrobe'.  Let me explain...

I rummage through the items of clothing on the rails and in my drawers and imagine whether I would buy them now if I saw them in the shops.  Many people do something similar, for example if they haven't worn something for a certain amount of time they give it away; but I find that I have items that I love, and although haven't worn for a while don't want to give it up just yet.  So I find 'shopping my wardrobe' a more effective way of deciding whether I still like something or not.

It's a great way to de-clutter and make room for newer, better items.  I'm quite bad for holding on to things for too long, or getting attached to worn-in and comfy items, so this is my way of trying to improve my wardrobe and ultimately my style.

I hope this has inspired you to do a bit of wardrobe spring-cleaning.  Remember, charity shops are always in need of fresh stock!

- Lois x


  1. Great idea!
    Love the photos as well.

  2. This is a fantastic way to go about spring cleaning.
    I've heard the rule "If you haven't worn it in a year.." but there are those items that are just pretty and worth holding onto.

    I'm going to keep this in mind!

    Oh and I've already made the gigantic mistake of telling my own manfriend that I have too much. He mentions it whenever we're out shopping. Even at the thrift store, though I try telling him that really doesn't count. That's recycling :)

    xo, Corinne

  3. That's a sweet idea! And I think your wardrobe looks totally charming!

  4. That's such a good tip! I think too often I buy things because they're cheap, or I love it for a few months only, and I'm trying to do less of that!

  5. Hi, Lois! Glad you stopped by to visit. I love your space here. I really like the idea of 'shopping' your own closet - perfect! Although I kind of wish I could shop yours... ;)



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