A few months ago whilst away on a trip with P&G to Brussels and I was surprised to learn that the average person wears 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time, which means there are so many items that simply don’t get worn. I thought I would share what I do every season to help increase the amount of my wardrobe I actually wear
1. Try things on and make sure everything still fits
Even if I think I haven’t put on weight or lost weight I like to try everything on to make sure it still fits how I want it to and to insure I still like it once it is on.
2. Keep everything clean and ironed
I try not to wash my clothes every time I wear them unless I need to, which means occasionally a stain will go unnoticed back into my wardrobe meaning that the next time I want to wear it I can’t. I like to go through and very carefully check everything is clean and well ironed. Whilst away in Brussels I also learnt that it’s important to use a product that is kind to your clothes but will remove stains as throughly as possible which is why I have been opting for Ariel as it uses FibreScience to clean but look after my clothes as well. I’ve also been reaching for Lenor because it smells amazing and that always makes me want to wear my clothes!
3. Plan go-to-outfits for every item
This is easier said than done and I don’t end up with an exact outfit but I make sure that there is something in my wardrobe to make an outfit with every piece, otherwise there is no way that it will get wear.
4. Stop saving things for best
I understand why people save things for best but I think it should be done only in moderation, I’m not suggesting you wear a prom dress to the corner shop but wear that designer dress for date night every now and then, to really get the most wear out of all your clothes.
5. Turn your hanger the wrong way around
This isn’t just to be a nuisance but it’s a tip I heard recently and I think it’s a great idea which I am going to try! Once you wear the item you turn it back the right way and that way you will find out exactly what items you simply don’t wear. You can then decide to make an effort to wear them or simply get rid of them.
I’m off to reorganise my wardrobe this evening so let me know your tips in the comments, it going to be a long night…