Do you remember the scene in Clueless, when Cher is getting ready, the floor is covered in clothes and she is having a massive crisis because she doesn’t have anything to wear? How many of us can relate to that? Does your instagram make it look like you’ve only been to one party this year because you are wearing the same outfit on repeat, despite your bursting wardrobe? Most people only wear 20% of their wardrobe, then get bored, go shopping, get some new stuff, wear them to twice, then get bored again, it’s a vicious circle.
One body, 7 days in the week, how many pairs of jeans do you need?
There is no point keeping that blue top you wore when you kissed your first boyfriend in year 8 if you are never gonna wear it again! If you can assure me that everything in your wardrobe has been worn more than 5 times this month, well ok, I’ll let you off! But for you others, it’s time for your wardrobe to go on a diet.
With my clients, I use the one year rule: If you haven’t worn something for at least a year, then it needs to go. There is an exception though…
if it really looks pristine and might just need a twitch to be styled, you can keep it. Remember that time when you went shopping with your friend? She found you that lovely lilac blouse that suited you so well because it bought out the hazel colour in your eyes. She begged you to buy it but once you got it home it has never seen the light of day again… poor thing. And as for that khaki tunic with the thin white crochet belt you bought two summers ago on sale, that you might wear the next time mercury is in retrograde, it’s time to say goodbye.
I’m sure you have all heard of Capsule wardrobes. Minimalism is a concept that’s big news in magazines and social media for quite some time now. It is essentially getting rid of all the faff! If you create a nice decluttered wardrobe with only the things that you really love, it’s gonna be so much more pleasurable to get dressed in the morning. Abundance supposedly means fullness, joy and strength for the mind, body and soul. Why not translate this to your wardrobe instead of stress, avoidance and complaining.
Now a good capsule wardrobe should have items like, one pair of black/navy properly tailored trousers, a good pair of jeans, a couple of quality jumpers, couple nice blouses, silk or cupro fabric is quite cool, a skirt, a chiffon dress, a trench coat, a leather jacket, a comfy pair of white trainers for when you hit the road, a nice pair of leather ankle boots, a couple of timeless accessories and that’s it.
The real secret here my friend is having a few key pieces in your wardrobe that you can combine with whatever you feel like on the day.
Is that not why the world envies the Parisiennes?
When it comes to style, allow me to be your personal trainer…..