Happy New Year, happy new you!

The bleak month of January is coming to an end and we can almost release a sigh of relief! For the majority of us, January is a tough month after the excesses and excitements of Christmas. Not only are we cleansing our bodies and lifestyles but this is also the perfect opportunity to detox our wardrobes too. The promise of alluring new season fashion and trends is about to hit the high street and we all know deep down that we should justify a splurge with a purge. If one of your New Year resolutions is to detox your wardrobe but you haven’t managed to muster up the courage yet, hopefully these “wardrobe what-ifs” will help you :

  • Do you need it? Does the item fit into your lifestyle? Is this item a throwback to your student days?
  • Does it fit you? If it doesn’t fit and you can’t see yourself wearing it in the next year, then it should go.
  • Does it need altering? Are you actually going to get it altered soon or are you procrastinating?
  • When was the last time you wore it? Has it been over 18 months ago since you last wore it? (Allow yourself more time if you’ve had a baby in the last 12 months.) If so, it should go.
  • How does it make you feel when you are wearing it? Does it make you feel good about yourself? Is it fit for purpose?
  • Is it in good condition? Is there pilling? Moth holes? If so, then invest in a de-pilling comb or it should go.
  • Does it have sentimental value? Do you have space to store it? Who are you saving it for?

The easiest way to edit your wardrobe is to try on every single item and evaluate the fit and condition. Dedicate some time to this task and you will be rewarded, as getting dressed in the morning will become more streamline. Create piles for your clothes and decide whether to keep, alter, consign or charity. Evaluating every item will also quantify exactly how many pairs of jeans or black cashmere jumpers you own, which might surprise you. As a general rule of thumb, if you haven’t worn an item in the last 18 months then don’t keep it.

Wardrobe detox

If you find yourself quaking in your Jimmy Choos at the thought of having to tackle your wardrobe, then I can be of assistance. Not only can I gently advise you with your wardrobe overhaul and pinpoint your style objectives but I can take it a step further and help you fill in the gaps. By going through your existing clothes, I can work out what works or doesn’t work for you and your lifestyle. Following the wardrobe overhaul, we can decide how to enhance and update your personal style and create a shopping list for any missing pieces. Updating your accessories is a fantastic way of instantly rejuvenating your wardrobe and it doesn’t have to be a costly investment.

I can also take you shopping or if you prefer, suggest specific websites or shops for your tailored shopping list needs. If you are too busy to go shopping yourself, I can do the leg work for you and bring items to your home for you to try on. Also, if you have any designer items which you have outgrown, I can sell the consignment on your behalf, so that you have some funds in the kitty to invest in the new!

Please contact me at julianna@juliannaheale.com if you have any queries or you are interested in any of these services. You can also find out more information through my personal styling section on this site.

As ever,

Kisses, Julianna

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