I know that the high-street is bursting with clothes and accessories covered in gorgeous florals so it would have been really easy to go out and buy something new to fill the floral gap in my wardrobe, but I always like to remind myself what I have before hitting the shops and it’s just as well...
This top (well, actually it’s a dress that I’m wearing as a top) is about five or six years old and I haven’t really worn it much in the last couple of years. It’s been stored out of sight along with some other clothes that I didn’t want to get rid of, but knew I wasn’t going to wear again for a while.
Sometimes I wear something so much in the first year or so of its life, that I find I get bored of it. It still fits and I still like it but I just get tired of wearing it; in instances like this I just store them and re-visit them later. I carry this mantra through to my job too. I’m not the kind of personal stylist who says you must get rid of everything you’ve not worn for a year. If something doesn’t fit anymore, or is way past repairing, then fair enough. But throwing out perfectly good clothing that you enjoyed wearing? No chance.
|Dress - Warehouse. Maxi skirt - Whistles. Belt - Topshop. Jacket - Topshop. shoes - office. Ring - Republic Of Chic (Bangalore)|
It was actually kinda cool to re-discover this old favourite and re-styling it with a new skirt has definitely earned a spot back in my wardrobe.
What about you? Do you religiously sort out your wardrobe each season, binning things you’re no longer wearing? Or do you prefer to hang onto them just in case?