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100 Days of Shopping my Wardrobe

I had a successful clearout of my wardrobe at the end of August and am pleased to announce that I have halved the amount of clothes and shoes I own. This is a big achievement for me. In the end a total of four bags went to our local homeless charity and I have a large sack remaining, that I will eventually pop onto eBay.

I have been ruthless and careful to only keep those items that I truely love and that compliment my body shape and colouring. I have finally accepted that my lifestyle has changed, so out are a large number of going out clothes and skyscraper heels and in are jeans, knitwear and trainers. I am also embracing my signature style that generally consists of jeans, shirts and blazers. I am no longer going to keep trying to wear florals and maxi dresses. They don’t suit me. Never have. Never will. It’s time to stick to the classics that I know I look good in.

Now that I have a more streamlined wardrobe I want to make sure that I actually wear all of the clothes I own. What is the point of having a wonderful selection of great clothes if it sits in the back of the wardrobe not being worn. I have actually discovered some gems tucked away that may have only been worn once in the last 2 or 3 years. Now that is a waste of money. And at this moment in time I need to be more frugal and make sure I am getting the most out of what I have.

I have had a wonderful idea of setting myself the challenge to wear every item of clothing I own at least once. so I am developed the “100 Days of Shopping my Wardrobe” challenge.

There are 100 days until the new year (that’s a little scary) so this is the perfect time to start. The aim of the challenge is to wear at least one different item of clothing each day. I will only be wearing what I already own. There will be no new purchases. The last shopping haul I had delivered was mid August which included a couple of Autumn/Winter goodies including boots, jumper and jeans from Next. I haven’t shopped since.

I have made a list of all the items I own (excluding Summer clothes) so I can tick items off when I wear them. This will help me keep track and make sure I wear everything. I am actually looking forward to this challenge so much and can’t wait to be inventive with my wardrobe to create outfits that give a nod to the new season trends and also look good.

I will be posting my outfit on Instagram every day and will also follow up with a weekly blog post detailing the items I have worn over the week.

I’m sure there are lots of you out there who, like me, have too many clothes to wear and end up wearing the same outfits over and over again. Why not be a little adventurous and join me in the #100daysofshoppingmywardrobe challenge and fall in love with old clothes all over again.

Thank you for reading.
Melanie xxxx

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