Two years ago on my previous blog (www.wigglewhenyouwalk.blogspot.co.uk) I published my Wardrobe Overhaul Series. It was popular with a lot of readers and so I have decided to revamp and republish the series as I am am just about to start a big clear-out of my wardrobe.
I have had a number of big life changes over the last couple of years including children leaving home, marriage, moving to a new area and starting a new career. I have a completely different lifestyle than I had two years ago. I am also undergoing some self-improvement/counselling (which I will talk about another time) and so my mindset and emotional wellbeing is changing. I have accumulated alot of stuff over these last few years that I have actually come to realise I do not really need. I am slowly decluttering my life, my home and my mind. The first area that needs an overhaul is my wardrobe. I just have too many clothes. It becomes impossible to work out what to wear. I can go weeks without having to do any washing or ironing. That just goes to show just how many items of clothing I have.
I have created a cycle of clearing out and then refilling. The refilling needs to stop so I am now limiting myself to only shopping for clothes a couple of times a year. I really don’t “NEED” anything. It’s time to scale down and let go of the crutch that is my wardrobe. I feel that to some extent that clothes have become an emotional comfort blanket to me over the years. And as I start to work on a few issues from my childhood I am slowly realising I can be happy without “stuff”.
Now before we start I would like to point out I am no expert. I have no formal training and everything I do and say is based on information I have absorbed over the years from books and magazines and from my own experiences and style hits and misses. What works for me isn’t necessarily going to work for everyone but if any of you gain a little knowledge or inspiration from my posts then that is great. And I am always open to tips and advice from others if you want to share.