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Time for a New Year, New You Wardrobe Detox?

Yay.... My latest blog as part of the Mama Tribe blog team has been published online! It's all about carrying out that all important January wardrobe detox! So don't put if off any longer grab a cuppa and read this before you start...

Take the first step in owning your style this year by starting January with a wardrobe detox but remember it’s 2020 so it’s also about being ethical and sustainable. The hunger for fast throwaway fashion is fading, and we should all be conscious in our decisions of what to buy but also how to dispose of any unwanted clothes going forward.

I talk to clients all the time about their wardrobes and the biggest problems tend to be: buying too much of the same item or colour, buying clothes and keeping clothes for a lifestyle they no longer have, buying clothes that don’t fit their body shape, but most of all clothes hanging in their wardrobe for years that either no longer fit or have remained unworn with the labels still on them.

The ideal wardrobe should only contain the clothes that you love to wear and that fit you. Clothes that suit your lifestyle today and also reflect your unique style personality. You should open your wardrobe with pleasure knowing that you have outfits that you love to wear.

By taking time to detox your wardrobe now you will also be clearer in your style and the clothes you have that work together. You can identify the gaps that you have in your wardrobe before you go shopping. After all, does anyone really need a wardrobe full of going out-out clothes if their party days are somewhat less than they used to be!

So, here’s where you begin!

Set aside at least three to four hours, yes it will take this long if you do it properly. Make sure you are wearing something that you can easily change in and out of as you’ll need to try clothes on as you go. Have lots of quality coat hangers at the ready, the wire ones’ we tend to collect from the dry cleaners are not good for the shape of our clothes, and covered hangers are widely available now at such a good price there’s really no excuse!

Grab some black sacks (although nothing should be going to landfill here) and some labels. Also, a big box, this is for those sentimental items, like the dress you wore to a special occasion that you can’t part with. You also need access to a full-length mirror!

Let’s get started, open those wardrobe doors and take everything out. Make your four piles. One is for items to keep, one for charity donations, one is for recycling and one is for dry cleaning / mending. One by one go through each item and if it meets any of these criteria it has got to go! Don’t forget your box for your sentimental items of clothing, the things you can’t part with – they need to be stored away carefully though.......

Carry on reading the full blog post here :https://www.mamatribe.uk/new-year-wardrobe-detox/

For help with your own wardrobe detox and style confidence you can book a complimentary discovery with Janine here