How to clean out your closet
As you may have gathered from my frequent posts on the subject, this year I’ve been on a mission to clean out my closet and get to a point where every item in it is something I truly love, and will wear to death.
My mission here isn’t to create the perfect capsule wardrobe, getting rid of all but a few well-chosen basics, which I then mix-and-match into endless combinations. No, I enjoy fashion (and shopping!) far too much for that, and I’ve no intention of giving it up any time soon. I do, however, want to make my wardrobe work a little harder: to get rid of all of the items that aren’t quite right, and reach a stage in which everything I own, from the clothes I wear to work out or walk the dog in, to the fanciest of party dresses, is something that makes me feel good.
I have a long way to go with this, but over the past few weeks I’ve been going through an extended closet clearout, and somewhat unusually for me, I’ve been being absolutely ruthless about what I ditch and what I keep. I’m the type of person who finds it hard to get rid of clothes (and REALLY hard to get rid of shoes!). I can always seem to find SOME kind of justification for why I should keep that worn-out (or totally UN-worn) item, but by adopting this new, and much more common-sense, approach, I’ve been finding that my closet is starting to feel lighter and more organised, and I actually have MORE to wear as a result of it.
Here are some of my tips on how to clean out your closet – and, more specifically, how to know what you should keep, and what should go…