I know the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing is a cliché, but when it comes to my wardrobe I’ve been really feeling the urge to give it a good old cleanse lately. Since that feeling coincided with the start of a new year, I thought it was the perfect excuse to step back and take stock of what I really wear, and what pieces are just gathering dust. It may have something to do with the fact that I recently turned 30 and moved house, but it’s also become obvious (since working from home more regularly) that I don’t wear half my clothes anymore. So a tighter capsule edit of perfect pieces is going to clear some much needed storage space and make getting dressed in the mornings a lot easier.
And I know I’m not alone in this— every friend I mentioned my new year intentions to, fashion girl or not, replied with exclamations of ‘SAME! I just want to throw it all away and start again!’ Now, we all know that throwing away all our clothes and buying a whole new wardrobe is not, although sometimes appealing, the most sustainable option. Rest assured, what I am clearing out will either be given to friends, charity shops or Depop users; and obviously I read all the Who What Wear articles about styling new outfits from your existing wardrobe before starting to cull.