Image thanks to jewell willett
One word: revelation (also known as: a thought that came to me when wrangling my way into a 20 euro dress in a Spanish changing room...)
I’ve written extensively on creating your dream wardrobe, and a large part of this has been on wardrobe organisation. One of the essential keys to successful wardrobe organisation, in my opinion, is to know when things need to go: the big, regular clear out.
This is always hard, we’re gatherers by nature; giving stuff away just doesn’t sit right somehow. But I think Nubby Twiglet hit the nail on the head when she said: “To me, style and organization are interrelated. I don’t know about you, but I find that when my clothing is organized, easy to access and whittled down to what’s most loved, getting dressed and pulling together a look becomes so much more enjoyable.”
Think of it like making a meal: how much simpler does it look on cooking shows where each individual ingredient is pre-chopped and ready-to-hand in those neat little dishes? This preparation gives the chef the opportunity to make something really special in a jiffy. Give yourself the same opportunity with your daily dress-up.
‘So what’, you’re thinking, ‘we know we should keep things organised’. Indeed you do: you throw out the laddered tights, the jeans that are thinning at the knees, the old bed-shirts... but what if that’s not enough? What if you could take it up a level? What if you could keep shedding, keep clearing, until you were whittled down to only your finest, most authentic and treasured items: because, if you only had those, by default each outfit would be fine, authentic, and a treasure. Well, ladies, I think I may have the question you need to ask yourself:
Would you buy it again?
Gaze into the Narnian-depths of your wardrobe and honestly ask yourself: how many of the things that you own would you actively go and replace if they were to somehow go missing? Then...