I finally started the re-invention of my wardrobe the last few nights (and changed my font!). If you've not new to this blog, you'll know about my plan of creating the perfect capsule wardrobe, if not, look here. Anyway! If your like me, with a wardrobe crammed with items you don't like or want, face every morning with a stone cold bitch face muttering "i have nothing to wear..." or just want a new look, the path of the capsule wardrobe is the one for you! After many days (and nights) questioning my sanity, I have created a list of of my steps to a beautiful, organised wardrobe.
1. The easiest part - culling your wardrobe, e.g selecting your items.
2. Working out your style - defining and re-inventing
3. Wardrobe essentials
4. The hard one - sorting, selling and saving
5. Last minute touches
Saturday night I began the process with culling. Which basically means trying on EVERYTHING in your wardrobe (yes, thats it, everything) and creating my favourite thing, a list. Whilst doing this you need to think about different things you look for in an item. Does this fit me well? Do I ever wear this? Does this make me look like obese dwarf? Scrutinise all your items. Keep in mind to do this to your accessorises, underwear, night wear and even bags as well. I''ve got hundreds of weird old bags left over from my 'emo' phase, or hand me downs from people that are broken, never used or just plain ugly. Now, whats next? Sort your discarded pile into boxes or bags with the following labels: Selling, aka through eBay, to you friends, through your blog. These are the items that are worth some money, and are in good condition. Charity shops, this is easy, the items that are too worn out or damaged, or just not worth the money. Apart from these two, there are lots of other alternatives. For example, how about saving a few for DIY practice or just to save to give to younger siblings or such?
So what did I come up with? After de-clutter number one, I now have a compact, colour co-ordinated rail of clothes. Seems like a good 2 hours work to me. I'd love to hear of your wardrobe encounters over the last few months. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, formspring, or leave a comment. Hello to my new followers as well! Panda xo