The Lockdown Wardrobe Edit: The Wardrobe
Updated: May 16, 2020
I know I was supposed to write this weeks ago, but let's not dwell on the past and focus on how much fun we had at our Instagram Live Wardrobe Edit Party. Wasn't it fun! Oh my goodness it was so great sharing that time with you, clearing through our wardrobes and partying away to the music with our drinks in our hands. I must admit, I think I had a little too much to drink after our session and had to deal with the hangover the next day. It just felt so great to release that pent up tension!
Now here we are weeks later with an easily accessible wardrobe. For those of you who may have missed it don't worry, I'm going to give you some quick useful tips of how to achieve that fabulous wardrobe. Are you ready? Then let's go... Separation This is the point where tantrums are not allowed! You have to face it, living with a mumbo-jumbo wardrobe just ain't cutting it. Scrambling through every day trying to create outfits is stressful and leads to a lack of creativity. So let's get separating! We are going to do this in a minimum of two parts and then micro separate:
First, separate your wardrobe into genres: Workwear, daywear and going out (if you have a lot in that genre). Even though work culture allows us to mix and match, I would implore you to still adopt it. That way your weekend or day clothes still feel special and not overly used. Creating specific workwear outfits will surely help you on your shopping trip on deciding how you want to look at work. Second, micro-separate your clothes: In each genre do the same thing, separate them into tops, blouses/shirts, skirts, pants, jeans, dresses, jumpsuits. Now you can decide which comes first. In my wardrobe Blazers come first then trousers, jeans, skirts, tops/blouses, jumpsuits/playsuits and dresses, if that works for you do the same. Third, organise them into colour: Yes I know you're rolling your eyes, but once you've finished you'll thank me! Now order each genre into colour order from light to dark or vice versa. Colours can be straightforward if they are block colours, however, when it comes to patterns it can get tricky. My suggestion, colour order by the base colour of the pattern or the most prominent colour.
Finally, hangers: most of us use the hangers given to use by the store we bought the clothes, which is fine. Now it's time to switch it up! Why not try textured hangars like Primarks black velvet ones for trousers, maybe wooden hangers for dresses, Clippy hangers for skirts and padded hangers for jackets. This is about freedom! Walking into your wardrobe and feeling like a celebrity, not fumbling in the dark and hoping for the best. Doing this will help you to access what you need quickly without the fuss. Now I need you to step back, have a look at your fabulous work and pat yourself on the back. You did brilliantly! But that's only part 1! We still have to micro-organise further. Whilst editing your wardrobe did you notice some things you no longer needed or things that needed replacing or better still things you need and don't have? Welcome to part 2! For this, you will need a pen and paper. First, Go through each genre and take out the things that you no longer wear. Don't throw them, treat them like a dear friend and thank them before placing them lovingly into a clothes bag. These clothes served you at some point show them your appreciation. Second, take out clothes that need replacing. You know which ones I mean? Worn to complete death, bobbled, or faded in colour. Write them down from the colour to the shape so you can replace it on your next shop. And finally, make a list of the things you need in your wardrobe. For example, A blazer of a different colour, culottes, pleated skirt, whatever it is write it down. When your done, stick it in your purse or on the fridge ready and armed for your best shopping trip ever (online).
That's it, you're done. I mean it no more steps, just the best wardrobe you could ever dream of. Alright, you still have other areas to work on, but that's coming in the next two blogs I promise! For now, sit back and enjoy your hard work, you did great! Kookie x