Lately, I’ve been lacking creativity which had an impact on my styling. As a consequence, I was very dissatisfied with my recent unreleased outfits. For this reason, I came to the conclusion that it was time to declutter my wardrobe. To clear out what I no longer wear, and to rediscover what’s buried somewhere on the bottom. And so today I will talk about how to declutter your wardrobe and also what to get rid of. Let’s get into it!
How to Declutter Your Wardrobe
Take It All Out
Take all your garments out of the wardrobe and pile it all up on the floor or on the bed. This way you will have to go through every single piece and make sure nothing stays behind. The pile will look intimidating at first but trust me, this is not the worst part of the decluttering process.
Create Four Piles
And those piles are KEEP, MAYBE, SELL/DONATE, and THROW AWAY. You can sell your stuff for example on Vinted. This way you’ll make some money in the process so you can perhaps buy new clothes. However, bear in mind that the selling process is the worst part of decluttering your wardrobe.
Try It On
Okay, you don’t have to try everything on. You can skip those pieces you wear often and know they still fit you. Other than that, try on every garment which made it to the KEEP and MAYBE piles. Perhaps they no longer fit.
The clothes from your KEEP pile will obviously end up back in your wardrobe. Make sure your MAYBE clothes stay somewhere on the top, so you can see how often you reach for them. In case you’re interested, here’s my Vinted account, where I sell my unwanted clothes including some garments from my older OOTDs. If the items don’t sell after a few months, I donate them to my nearest charity shop.
What You Should Declutter
Everything Damaged and Worn Off
Obviously. You won’t look good in something that looks like your grandma wore it in the 50s and haven’t taken care of it ever since.
Everything You Haven’t Worn For Ages
We all have those pieces hidden in our wardrobes. The garments that are still wearable but we completely forgot about them. If you can’t even remember it, how do you expect to wear it? If it already ended up on the MAYBE pile the last time you were decluttering your wardrobe, donate it to the charity. I’m sure they will find someone who will find better use for it.
Everything That Doesn’t Fit
If it doesn’t fit than it won’t be comfortable. Therefore, you won’t look and more importantly feel good wearing it. Get rid of anything too small or too large for you. Unless you’re a fan of oversized clothing.
Everything That Doesn’t Fit Your Style
We all have a unique personal style which tends to change over time. That means we need to clear out the items we no longer like from time to time. If you purchased a neon miniskirt last year but never wore it and now you’re thinking “What was I thinking?”, it’s time to say farewell.
And that’s it for today’s blog post. I hope you found it helpful.
See you soon!
xoxo, S. V.