How many times have you uttered the words: I have nothing to wear??
We’ve all done it! However, clicking the fingers and imagining it’s different doesn’t tend to happen so what have you done to actually change it?
Here’s a few of my do-it-yourself pointers.
1. Assess your contents
Firstly, you need to know what you’ve got and if things are suitable. All too often we have clothes that just aren’t appropriate for the occasion we are dressing for and that’s when we feel like we’ve got nothing to wear. So, use these wardrobe charts to help you assess the contents along with how you spend your time. You can read this blog about what to do when your wardrobe doesn’t work and download the charts here.
2. Take the hanger challenge
This really does work! It’s as simple as turning all your hangers round so they face the same way. Then, as you wear things, switch them round to face the opposite way. You’ll soon begin to easily notice what you are and aren’t wearing! Plus, it’s a quick little tip to help you snap out of the wearing the same thing habit you might be stuck in. You might even spot some obvious things you’re not getting your use out of too. Read more here.
3. Declutter your wardrobe
This can be challenging for people and it’s often why I’m called in. But, if you’re up for the challenge to do it yourself, then here is my declutter guide which will help you spring clean your wardrobe in five easy steps. You’ll need to give yourself time to embark on this one but it will be worth it. Download it here.
4. Declutter in chunks
If a total declutter is too overwhelming, then simply try it in manageable chunks. One drawer at a time, one area at a time. It will take you longer overall but you can squeeze bits in as and when you feel you have time. Read the blog and view the videos I’ve made previously on this here: Five areas to declutter in manageable chunks!
5. Create a capsule wardrobe
You’ve read the articles and seen the programs saying you need just 23/35/70/insert number of items you need to create the perfect capsule wardrobe! But, rarely is there any advice over how to do so, or indeed making it relevant to you or your lifestyle.
So, if you want to shoot straight to creating a capsule wardrobe that works for you, then this workbook will take you through every step to creating one. Get it here.
Let me know how you get on and if you find you need some professional help, don’t be afraid to get in touch with me.
Good luck and let me know how you get on!