What I am about to tell you may sound completely crazy – and I can’t quite believe it myself – but in the last two months I’ve literally managed to get rid of almost 90kg worth of clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. Some of the stuff went to friends and family, some went straight into the bin, but most of it went to charity. So why the sudden urge to clear out my wardrobe so radically?
I’m usually a person, who really connects to her clothes on a personal level and finds it incredibly difficult to part with her belongings, but as soon as I had decided to move countries I knew I had to say goodbye to a good chunk of my wardrobe. There was no way I was gonna pay for the shipment of stuff I didn’t really need or even want. I expected the whole thing to become a super difficult and emotional experience, but once I got in the groove of throwing things out it was the easiest and most freeing undertaking ever.
You wouldn’t believe how much of my stuff has been worn either a) never, b) just once, or c) just on my blog. So many (almost) pristine pieces I had forgotten about that were yearning for a new, more loving home. First, I thought about putting all of the nicer stuff on Ebay or Depop to make a few extra bucks, but then I decided I was way too lazy for the whole shebang. And so in the end, I chose to do some good instead – Christmas was just around the corner after all. I went to the Salvation Army about four times, and it was such a good feeling to see the pieces I had dropped off just the day before on display already.
Christmas may be over, but I’m sure you all have pieces in your wardrobes you never wear anyway and could easily give away to make somebody else happy. So take a few minutes to peruse your wardrobe tonight, fill a bag with unworn and unwanted clothes and donate it to a charity shop near you. Not only your bursting wardrobe, but also your social conscience will thank you.
Coat – ASOS
Culottes – Zara (similar here)
Scarf – VYVYN Hill
Boots – Reiss (similar here)