Last night I decided to do my seasonal wardrobe swapover, but it quickly turned into a wardrobe detox, which some of you may have seen over on stories. My clothes were starting to make me shudder in the morning and I was starting to feel slightly overwhelmed by the amount of ‘stuff’ I had to choose from, not to mention the guilt. Sorting through all my clothes made me realise that I have been purchasing way too much ‘fast fashion’ that has been cluttering up my wardrobe. My new-found ‘mum fashion blogger’ status is partly to blame, but so is my constant desire to recreate looks that I see ‘cool’ fashion types wearing. But who am I kidding? I am nearly 40, I am NOT 5’10 and most nights I am at home curled up on my sofa with my children! So my wardrobe needs to work for my lifestyle and who I am. I would love to be the person that could pull off a fedora or wear a lacy slip dress over a t-shirt with converse during the day, but I’m not.
So who am I ?
I am a mum, who wants to be comfortable in my clothes, whilst remaining stylish. And my aim over the next few months is to try and resist the temptation of ‘fast fashion’ and focus on buying key, timeless pieces that will work harder in my wardrobe. Today I am wearing a pair of beautiful, fully- lined, wool trousers that I bought from Boden a while ago. They weren’t ridiculously expensive, but they were around £100 and at the time I winced at the price, but they are such a flattering cut, and they feel amazing on. I have paired them with a featherlight cashmere roll neck from Winser London, which also feels so lovely against my skin. Okay, I may not look like a trendy fashionista, but I feel happy in my clothes and they are both classic items that I will wear and wear again. Today’s outfit has reminded me that it’s ok to look stylish rather than trendy.
So if you are thinking about detoxing your wardrobe, here are a few tips fresh from mine:
So bear with me while I do my best to stick to the above. It’s always easy to give advice and not always that easy to follow it. Forgive me if I have weak moments and feel free to point them out when you spot them. We’re all in this together!
PS. It will of course, mean that my daily outfits won’t always feature items that you can go out and buy, but I will try to link similar items wherever possible. And here’s my little confession. Sometimes I buy things to style up, take a photo, upload to insta and then return. That’s how I get my kicks these days… But I will make sure to tell you when I do and it’s not because I don’t believe in the items I am showing you, it’s because I don’t work and I have a budget to stick to. The aim of my account is to give style ideas and it would be terribly boring if all you ever saw were things you couldn’t buy…
Before you go, here are a few wardrobe inspiration images to get you in the mood. Obviously this kind of organisation and space is impossible for most of us, but looking at pinterest images always gets me in the mood. Good Luck!