A client recently said to me “so if I haven’t worn something in a year do I throw it out?”. The look of shock on my face gave her my answer – NO – but I was a little surprised about the question. Does everyone follow such rigid rules in their wardrobes??
I love a good wardrobe cleanse and I’m extremely tough on my own wardrobe but for me it is not about rules of “time” it is all about style personality. If the item is consistent with your style personality then keep it. Of course if you have filled every cupboard in the house and you are buying new clothing every week there may be a little more going on. But as a rule I “cleanse” wardrobes of items that are:
As far as colours go, wearing colours from YOUR perfect colour palette is literally like walking around with flattering lighting or a gorgeous Instagram filter on yourself ALL-THE-TIME! Wow how good would that be!! But that is another whole subject...
If you know your style personality and shop within it, you won’t have those moments of putting something on, then thinking “it doesn’t look quite right” or “I have nothing else to put with it”. Imagine a wardrobe of clothes that suit you, fit and you feel fabulous in. It can be done!
Oh and what would I do with unworn items that ARE in your style personality and still look great? Dry-clean them, pack them away and bring them out next season. xA