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"How can I let go of the clothes I no longer wear?"

Q. I am a hoarder! I wear a relatively small section of my wardrobe, but can't bring myself to get rid of the rest. Every year, everything comes flying out in a big heap, but only a few sorry looking threads make it to the charity shop. I then get annoyed that I have no space! How can I be more ruthless and let go of the bundles of soft items I will just never wear? Or could I find a way to love them again?


A. Right - it’s time to get ruthless! You don’t need loads of clothes to look/feel good and if you’re not wearing then they definitely need to go! Everything in your wardrobe should make you look/feel fabulous and deserves to be worn. Here are some questions to ask yourself to help make those decisions… 

  1. Does the colour/style flatter me?
  2. Does it look current or is it dated/old fashioned?
  3. Has it seen better days/can it be mended if it has?
  4. When was the last time I wore it?
  5. Does it make me feel FABULOUS (at LEAST a 7 out of 10)

If you’re not wearing certain items there will be a reason and it’s usually because they don’t make you feel fab - if this is the case DONATE THEM! Send them off to another home to be worn and make someone else feel good instead - having them hanging in your wardrobe isn’t helping anyone.

Answer by Anna Mewes, Personal Style & Image Consultant

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