Friday, February 1, 2013

Pre-Spring cleaning

Do I love it? Do I wear it? Is it flattering?

Waking up at 6.50am doesn't exactly set you up for the greatest wardrobe choices. While I'm lucky enough to work in a pretty laid-back industry and thankfully don't have to meet any clients, I can't exactly roll into work in grimy tracksuit bottoms and one of Boyfriend's hoodies (as much as I would like to).

Too often have a pulled something out of a drawer (read: pile on the floor) and put it on only to realise - I actually hate this... Tops that shrank in the wash, trousers that have stretched out in the most awkward of places - we all have them, we have plenty of them. We loved them at one point, keep thinking they'll look just how we pictured them or wore it that time and want to remember it.

I am terrible for this. Thinking I may need something, that it will come in handy - like random stringtops in 100 colours. Hanging on to college hoodies no matter how much space they take up. It got to the stage where I couldn't fit any more clothes in my room, new purchases (and there were many) were in piles, bags or pouring out of drawers and shelves.

So I started shopping smarter, buying better quality and really thinking about how and when I'll wear something. I looked at the spring trends and took a peak at Pre-Fall collections, I knew what I was going to be wearing for the next year - so what was the point in keeping something for a year buried in a drawer. And besides I probably bought it in Penneys or Forever 21, let's face it the quality won't last.

I hauled every single piece of clothing from my room, in the attic may I add, and vowed the only things I would bring back up all those stairs were definitely clothes I wanted to keep. And the picture above is the result. Easily half my clothes, if not more. 3 bags of hoodies, t-shirts, coats and jeans went to a homeless shelter and the rest are going to charity shop.

I know this is cheesy, but it honestly felt so great. It was easier to put things into the Give Away Pile when I knew someone who really needed it would get it, and looking at everything in that pile I just couldn't remember why I still had them all.

Have you done some spring cleaning recently?
Do you put it off for as long as I did?

Lots of love