We all have that one personal thing that is kinda an obvious weakness. Well, guess what mine is. I’m a self-admitted, loud and clear shopaholic. Just like some of you out there too, I guess.
Living with a shopping addiction for years brings back fun memories for sure, yet a whole new can of worms with it when it comes to storage whilst living in a small flat in south London. And yes, there are amazing storage tricks and hacks for clothes, only to find myself back at square one again after another shopping spree. Being a fashion blogger is another thing. Imagine living that life of never ending sample galore! Brilliant. But where is all this clothes going?
DID YOU KNOW THAT ON AVERAGE WE ONLY WEAR 20% OF OUR CLOTHES ON A REGULAR BASIS?
So here I am today. Faced with this huge dilemma of having too many clothes (sounds pitty, I know). I mean, do I even need it all? My favourite pieces might have slightly changed each season yet personal style remained the same for some time. So I’m beginning to realise that identifying that style is the key here.
If I described my dream style in three words they would definitely be minimalistic, neutral and oversized. Simple, right? So here it is, the magic moment of realisation. This is how I’m going to do it, by inventing a few golden wardrobe rules here and there which, with no doubt, will follow by a massive ebay clear out.
INVESTING IN BASIC COLOURS
Black, white and occasional neutrals (which includes pale pink btw) are always my go-to choices, regardless of where I shop. It just happens naturally! This also makes it more efficient when it comes to organising wardrobe by colour. Although not all has to be plain. Colour accessorising is a good way of creating a powerful girl power statement to any look. At the moment I’m currently really into the red tassel earring trend.
IDENTIFYING THE ULTIMATE MUST HAVES
Plain leggins, a pair of high wasted jeans, a layer up piece. I have a long ZARA oversized tee in every favourite colour and could literally wear it with anything. Sounds like a must have to me.
KEEPING THE ‘UNSURE ABOUTS’ SEPARATELY
There will always be pieces that you’re a bit on a fence about and it’s okay. Keeping them away from the usual lot will help you decide what’s the ultimate plan. Who knows, you might reinvent them into something new. Or perhaps even sell them in the future? For instance, I was a little bit unsure which colour to pick when I got my Public Desire x Lissy Roddy pointed heels. What do you guys think?
KNOWING WHEN TO SAY GOODBYE
My clear out has never been an actual thing until erm.. now. This is why this time I’m braver and have no mercy for the things I know I’m not going to wear. Yes, it might all be happening at a loss. But sometimes it’s just right to let go.
So, rules analysed, points discussed. What now? The clear out!
I’ve just listed almost 80 ITEMS UP FOR SALE (including brand new, unworn pieces too). Check out my ebay shop to see what I’m selling RN and let me know what you think about this post in comments.