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I am having a wardrobe clearout and starting again - can anyone help me decide what to keep/throw please?
My wardrobe is a total mess so am starting pretty much again. I have tops from when I was a teenager that I like but don't fit and I am keeping for 'when I get back to that size', stuff that's not very nice but 'ok in an emergency' and lots more besides. I am totally clueless about what to keep (I want to be strict) & then what to buy. I threw out some things last year I am kicking myself over now though (striped short sleeved polos). If I maybe post a full length pic of myself and describe the clothes in small batches, can anyone help me please? Be as cruel as you like - I want to be able to wear anything in my wardrobe and know it looks OK.
16-18... more 18 but am on diet and losing weight so 18 trousers are needing belts, but definatly 18 on top otherwise I have belly peeping out and I have big norks.
So far I have written down : Black V neck jumper Dark green velvet jacket (pic) Black velvet jacket with abit of silky trim - boden looking type Turquoise halter (pic) White cami with little blue roses, too small @ mo White 3/4 sleeved cardigan, smartish teal velvet cami, abit small, ribbon detail Beige longline crochet ish jumper... the sort you wear something under, dress length... halter & greeen jacket should be here [[http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/LadyOfWaffle/] [no shame]
white vest top a tunic top - sheer (needs top under), black background with red and purple ontop, 3/4 sleeved Emerald green V neck t shirt teal long sleeved t shirt emerald green batwing top, clingy bottom hem bit and purple pattern on front Sheer tunic, sort of blotchy yellow/olive green etc. It's M & P maternity and very long! Turquoise tunic - floating slit sleeves and at the bottom one side is longer. Abit floaty, sort of thing I guess you would wear with white trousers. White ribbed T with buttons on neck Teal wrap dress
dunno how easy/hard this all is to judge by description...
I wore brown fine cord trousers I think... if I knew where my camera was I'd take a pic! Maybe I'll give camera phone a whirl... it was from simply be last year, maybe they still have it online... let me look...
Sorted through most of it now - only threw 5 tops, most are in the "wearing round the house" section, I am not sure there is much point listing and they are mostly plain or stripey tops. I am not very good at chucking out! I have a trouser crisis going on though... do I keep ankle swinger jeans to wear inside boots?
OK - another idea for you. have you looked at colours that suit you? I did this recently and got rid of all the black and white in my wardrobe (except white stuff I'm going to dye) because it turns out I'm an Autumn and shouldn't wear them or pastel colours. here is a site that might help you work out your colour You can then sort by colour, then by style - might save you lots of time...
I had a massive bedroom clear out this week. I chucked out 3 bin bags of clothes that either were ruined, terribly worn or hideous. Also 1 bin bag to go to charity shop. In that i put all the clothes that were decent that i thought i would fit back into by now but don't (DD is 19mo)
What to buy?
Decent bra x2 1x black trousers 1x pair jeans that fit/right length 1x decent smart skirt 2x shirts Don't buy t-shirts unless they are going under something - they are not flattering unless you are a size 8 and have boobs that hold themselves up! 2 or 3 cardigans/jumpers 1x smart jacket 1x winter coat
This is all you need as a basic, seriously, be ruthless, the teenage tops are never going to fit the same as they did, even if they 'fit' iyswim?
I think a big problem is I don't have a 'style' - I can range from wearing jeans and blouse to more boho clothes to studenty clothes... I can see my wardrobe is missing alot of basics though. I need a stylist! The slebs have it so easy