Sunday, July 14, 2019

Five Things To Purge From Your Closet Right Now.


I have recently talked about 'Minimalism & My Closet'. This is a topic I am absolutely passionate about. However, as much as I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, I am not sure that it would actually work for me. But we all have certain categories of items in our closet, that we could and should get rid of right now.





It doesn't fit (anymore). 
I guess we all have at least one item in our closet that just doesn't fit. And yet, we hold onto it. Why? Well, we either hope to fit into it one day, or we used to love it and it just doesn't fit anymore. Either way, it is time to get rid of it!

The price tag is still on. 
I am guilty of this. But sometimes I am even glad that I leave the tags on until I actually wear the item. This way, when I go through my closet and I see a dress with a tag that I bought last year, I know I haven't worn it and I probably never will. So again, get rid of it!

It's completely uncomfortable. 
This one is a hard one. I used to have quite a few items in my closet that looked beautiful, fit like a glove but I just don't reach for them. Why? Because they feel awful when I wear them. Be it shoes that rub or a sweater that itches, life is too short for uncomfortable clothes. Toss them! (and by that I mean to sell or donate, please don't actually toss it.)

For a red carpet event. 
I often preach that when you see a dress you love, buy it just in case you need it. And while most of the time you will end up needing a cute dress for a wedding or a work event, you probably won't need an outfit that can only be worn to the Oscars. Unless you are Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson and if you are, hey girl.. hold onto your sparkly floor length gown. Otherwise, it's time to go. 

For the memories. 
This is probably the hardest category. The memory items. Okay, please don't just get rid of your wedding dress or your childs first little outfit. But definitely go through those 'memory items' and think about if you really, really want to hold onto them. And if you do, store them away safely. There is no need for them to take up space in your wardrobe. 

Happy declutter!

x Lisa

SHARE:

37 comments

  1. This is so helpful! I've been terrible for holding onto clothes that don't fit, and it felt so pointless, as it was taking up room for other items xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    ReplyDelete
  2. This just reminded me that I need to give my closet, drawers, & shelves a refresh! The memories category is definitely the hardest one to sort out, but sometimes you just have to be brutally realistic with yourself :')

    twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is good advice! I realised I often had a lot of unworn things with tags in my wardrobe, so I started the 'wear twice in the month I buy it' rule and that's really helped me only buy pieces that work in my wardrobe and that I can get joy from right away!

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I just posted my Weekday Wear Linkup, I'd love you to join! :)


    Away From Blue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is an amazing approach girl!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  4. These tips are really amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    Adi xx | www.fancycorrectitude.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do have quite a few things that are uncomfortable that I've hidden away- I just never wear them! xx

    My Lovelier Days

    ReplyDelete
  6. Definitely a post I could use, haha! I still have clothes with tags that I bought literally close to 10 years ago! So ridiculous, I don't know why I find it so difficult to let go of those things sometimes, even though I clean out my closet and donate a lot of stuff on a regular basis.

    Paula | Thirteen Thoughts

    ReplyDelete
  7. so many great tips! thanks for sharing!

    Jadieegosh

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can relate to this. I've got a few items that are uncomfortable or that I don't actually enjoy wearing, but that I keep because I love them haha. But now that I'm more and more into decluttering, I have no scruples getting rid of it anyway!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad you could relate lovely!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  9. I agree! I'll definitely have to this now that I'm going to be packing for college too. Thanks for the tips!

    xx Avalon from Simply Avalon

    ReplyDelete
  10. my closet is constantly overflowing and I need to seriously sort it out.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are all great suggestions, particularly for if the item is uncomfortable - that's unlikely to change anytime soon! :)

    aglassofice.com x

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really need to clean out my wardrobe soon!! Lovely post Hun x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad I could inspire you grace!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  13. I reallly agree with this list you created on things to get rid of in your closet. I actually cleared out my closet last Spring and I feel so much more happier bringing in new clothes that I would actually wear. I'm now making a conscious effort to no longer buy any items that are black (since I have sooo many) and to only buy things that fit me well.

    BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha 90% of my wardrobe is black as well..

      x Lisa

      Delete
  14. I couldn't agree more, especially on your last tip! Great suggestions dear.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are always so supportive! Thank you so much Jessica!

      x Lisa

      Delete
  15. AnonymousJuly 20, 2019

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I've joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of
    your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have to have a good purge every now and again, I accumulate so many clothes!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete

  17. It is very difficult for me to find a style but I know that I have to purge my closet and start from scratch, so I follow you!
    I wait for you also for my blog
    www.mujeresanasybellas.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm the WORST at getting rid of my clothes haha my closet is exploding. I'm definitely going to go into purging mode this week and use these tips. Thanks for sharing!
    http://expeditiontoeuphoria.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. great post!
    https://tiateilli.com/

    ReplyDelete

Thank you! xx