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a smart pair of jeans, black trousers, a skirt ,tops etc
this prob really isnt any use to you as i am the worst person that could have replied.
i cannot throw anything away, i am a person who thinks "this could come in handy one day". it never does but i know its there should i neeed it.
sorry this isnt much help but try and keep one of each of the above in, cant fail to go wrong then
I think there is a difference between what we have in our wardrobes and what we should have in our wardrobe. I had a big clear out after Christmas and still have loads of clothes (well DH says so since I am spilling over into his space).
I got rid of everything in my wardrobe that didn't fit me, was damaged/stained, was frumpy, or just didn't suit me. That was about 80% of my wardrobe...I now have almost nothing to wear, but at least I can see what's there and not have to rummage as much.
I had a ruthless clearout when I moved house last month, and am left with:
4 or 5 pairs of jeans
3 fleece tops
3 cotton shirts
2 pairs of flat shoes
2 pairs heels
1 smart trouser suit
1 smart coat
1 walking jacket (ie waterproof)
Bear in mind that a. I work from home, and b. I have no fashion sense and have not bought anything new (apart from maternity wear) for over a year! Plus I've just put in what I have for this time of year, in addition I've got some t-shirts and lightweight trousers for summer.
how do you manage to throw stuff out,i have 5 or 6 pairs of smart jeans, skirts, trousers and tops coming out of my ears. (not literally)
i have 2 big wardrobes full of clothes, an airing cupboard full and three boxes and thats without my 80 pairs of shoes.
i really should clear out but like i said before its always thinking it could come in handy.
maybe i could sell some on ebay , might be bit more of an incentive then....
to buy more stuff.
I think Life laundry (that was on the tv) said anything you havent worn for 2 years, anything that doesnt fit, or as someone else said, is stained damaged or out of fashion(whatever that is!)
you could use black bags and your loft as a halfway house... if you have space, take anything you think you arent sure about and bung it in a black bag, put it in the roof and in 6months, if you havent missed anything in it, you are safe to eBay or charity shop it...
you have to be ruthless tho.
having said that my wardrobe is full of things i can get into but dont want to, cant get into and would love to and maternity stuff that i dont want to wear now either.... if i could just lose that extra weight,..... then who knows!!!
I think a lot of us here who have youngish children will have clothes that don't fit perfectly. Even the clothes I bought in the Jan sales are a bit loose now, but some of the clothes I had at my smallest are still too tight. However I am not planning on having any more children so should be able to get rid of the biggest clothes.
I have loads of lovely clothes that I refuse to throw out - pity they are 2 sizes too small. One day......
I can be quite ruthless and try and advocate not wearing anything that doesn't make you feel at your best. My downfall is keeping dodgy tops/tshirts to wear 'underneath' things.
How appropriate ! I did my wardrobe last night, mainly cos we had a cancer research bag come through the door and they were collecting this morning. I managed to fill 3 bags to the brim with stuff . 1/2 of one bag was mine, the rest was DH's . AND his clothes still take up 3/4 of the hanging space in our wardrobes....
2 black trouser suits for work, 2 black skirts, selection of black tops, jeans, skanky sweatshirt from pg days, maternity jumpers in shades I'd never wear if not hormonally challenged, 1 black cocktail dress bought in optimistic fit and never worn, 2 identical grey (oooh daring) pashminas. lots of casual black tops. 1 camel coat for work, big fleece jacket for casual (black...), 2 pairs jeans that are too big for me and torn.
How do you all manage with so little choice?? I have at least 30 pairs of shoes (at a rough guess)
I know I need a clear out but I just don't think I'd be able to choose what to keep and what to throw away. Admitedly I have to do something as I have run out of room. I even use the airing cupboard as a kind of make shift wardrobe but the I cant get the door closed anymore and it's really pissing me off! I am a hoarder.