Get ready for Autumn with the practical task of revamping the contents of your wardrobe.
By getting rid of any unflattering clothes, the way is cleared for a new, improved you. A careful reassessment of what you wear is a truly transforming experience. Follow these guidelines, and you could change your life.
By ridding yourself of the unwearable rubbish, paradoxically you will find you have more of everything.
- More wearable, worthy clothes
- More time – you’ll get dressed so much quicker!
- More money – no more impulse buys
- More confidence
- More control
To totally revamp the contents of your wardrobe, you will need:
- Best part of a day, uninterrupted
- Bin bags, boxes
- Coat hangers
- Good, uplifting music (anything you like that motivates you)
- Loads of energy and a positive attitude
First of all , take every single thing out of your wardrobe. Make sure the whole thing is empty. Put everything on the floor, a chair or bed. You need to clear the decks.
Next, create a reject pile and cast aside EVERYTHING that is:
- Doesn’t fit and never will.
- Old and tatty
- Baggy and shapeless
- You have not worn for a year at least
- Totally not you.
Take a step back and have a really good look at what is left.
What are your clothes REALLY saying about you? Do you like what you hear? Is there anything not reflecting your true personality? If there is put it on the reject pile. Really listen to your intuition. Your innate thinking is usually right.
You are bound to be left with a number of garments you still have doubts about. Try these on, and take a long look in the mirror.
- Does it still fit?
- Is it flattering?
- When did you last wear it? (Honestly)
- If you saw someone else wearing it, would you compliment him or her?
Ask yourself, is the garment worthy of being worn by the new you? If the answer is no, reject it. Be ruthless. From now on, only choose to wear clothes that reflect you at your best.
Let’s just stop here and evaluate your cast off pile. How does it feel to be getting rid of this stuff? Take this opportunity to take stock of your appearance, your self-image, and your life. Do not choose to hold on to old clothes you no longer have use for? They are taking up precious space you could be using to expand into your new, beautiful self. If you need to keep a memory, find something more appropriate: a photo, a piece of jewellery or a letter.
Resolve now to live in the present. Let go of these clothes and make room for your new life.
There may be items you have bought but have never worn, and maybe you feel guilty about these. You won’t change that situation by hanging on to them, but just sustain it. Stop beating yourself up with the constant reminder every time you open the wardrobe. Do some good and take them to the charity shop.
Maybe you have lost some weight, but are still hanging on to your “fat clothes.” Reject these now, and let go of the temptation to slip back into your old habits. If you do put weight back on, the clothes will probably be out of style, anyway.
Bag up your rejects right now and take them away. No regrets. Look to the future! Go and buy a few items that reflect the new you and you feel comfortable in. Add to these as and when you can afford to.
If anything you have read resonates with you, let me know.