We Are Twinset
6th January 2016

NEW YEAR WARDROBE DECLUTTER

<u>NEW YEAR WARDROBE DECLUTTER</u>
Alongside Monday’s post of  our New Year Rituals we’ve also been taking a good, hard look at our wardrobes. We know we’re very lucky that we get sent lots of lovely things to wear and often get the chance to try out new items before they hit the stores, BUT, we have to be honest, we still wake up every morning and think ‘we have nothing to wear!’ Maybe it’s the amount of choice, maybe its the fact that often we only want to be comfy in a pair of jeans and a jumper, whatever it is, we have the same problem as most of you when we get dressed in the morning!
That said, we have finally realised that less is more, it’s time to declutter! We would actually prefer to have less clothes that we love rather than loads we loathe. Instead of a million white shirts that don’t do the job properly we want one perfectly fitting white shirt that we can wear a million different ways. 
As we’ve got older our style has definitely changed, we’re less drawn to fads and overly statement pieces that we can easily get bored of, instead we’re drawn to classics that can be mixed and matched in our wardrobes with on trend pieces that we don’t mind wearing for a couple of seasons. Scroll down below to see how we’re revamping & reviewing our wardrobes this year and hopefully we can inspire you do to the same.

CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE
If like us you wake up at 6am and panic trying to get dressed for work with a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear, well then you need to make yourself a capsule wardrobe. Essentially it’s a section in your wardrobe that has all your key, staple pieces that will never let you down – your classic grey knit, a structured white shirt, a fail safe Breton stripe. We love a bit of off-duty style and having these staples as a back-up for those crazy early panicked mornings helps us a lot!


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INVEST IN GOOD HANGERS

Personally we are a fan of the velvet space saving ones, they aren’t bulky and you will be amazed how much extra you can squish in with them. Unlike wire hangers (which we hate!) they don’t leave pokey marks in t-shirts or thin knits and are durable too. Make sure to hang everything hanging in the same direction, all shirts fastened the same way, all trousers hanging in the same direction (again these are tips for saving space!)
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(set of 10)


DON’T BE SCARED TO CHUCK THINGS AWAY

Sometimes you just have to take everything out and start again! We’ve learnt that if you just go through the rails and drawers, it’s easy to ignore things and get a little bit sentimental. If everything’s on your floor it’s a much more brutal task. It’s time to get ruthless, our rule is…if you haven’t worn it in a year, you probably won’t wear it again, so it’s time to get rid!


TRY RESELLING OR GIVING AWAY
We’re often donating to family and friends or charity shops but there’s also plenty of ways to make money when selling your clothes. We sometimes use Ebay, Vestiare Collective for our designer pieces and we’ve heard we need to get involved with Tictail too. On the top of our priority list for 2016 is to launch our WAT shop on the blog…watch this space!


ORGANISE BY COLOUR AND STYLE
We know this may sound a bit OTT, but organising your wardrobe into colours and styles is so beneficial. As well as acting as a time saving tool (no more looking for that white tee – you’ll know exactly where to look) it lets you know what to look for when you shop and really let’s you see exactly  what you have.


KEEP CURRENT STUFF VISIBLE
For winter this means coats at the front, thick jumpers at the ready and boots neatly lined up. We put our lighter weight tops, thin trousers and summery shoes to one side or at the back, which helps us to stay focussed on current season items when we get dressed in the morning.

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BOX UP SEASONAL PIECES UNTIL YOU NEED THEM

It’s such a good idea to box up items you use a couple of times a year, like swimwear, kaftans and high summer pieces (obvs this is during winter and it’s vice versa during summer). It frees up space for things you are actually wearing and you know just where they are when you need them. We also like to box up things like clutch bags, jewellery and belts to keep them all in one place. Head to the pound shop or Muji for simple clear boxes that store neatly in corners or under the bed. We also make sure we keep our expensive shoes in boxes to keep them safe!
We always get so excited to whip these out of our storage boxes!!

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LOOK AFTER YOUR CLOTHES
We know it’s annoying but we all have those special pieces that need to be dry cleaned or hand washed, but it’s not worth slinging them in the machine and hoping for the best! We wait until we have a few items  stacked up and off we head to the dry cleaner. Lavender bags are great at helping to prevent moths and keep things smelling fresh too. 

PLAN OUTFITS THE NIGHT BEFORE 
We are fully aware this is easier said than done, and quite honestly we don’t do it that often. However when we do do it the night before, our mornings are far less stressful and that can never be a bad thing!

Some serious walk-in wardrobe inspo we’ve spotted & saved on our Pinterest board:


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