Ready to embrace the capsule wardrobe but not sure where to start? Keep reading for my top tips on decluttering your wardrobe.
Your capsule wardrobe should consist only of key pieces you love and will wear often. Think classic, timeless pieces and investing in good separates. If there are items in your wardrobe that you haven’t reached for since you bought them 3 years ago, it’s time to cull. Having trouble getting rid of those impulse purchases you’ve hardly worn? Set a rule for yourself; if you haven’t worn it within the last year, it’s time to let it go.
Still having trouble purging those unnecessary pieces from your closet? Call on a friend for some moral support. It will make sure you don’t convince yourself you need to keep hoarding those dresses you invested in 5 years ago but still haven’t worn.
Once you’ve pulled out the pieces that don’t make the cut, make two piles. For items that have seen better days, donate them or give them to a friend. However, for those pieces you’ve invested money in or have never worn, consider selling them for some extra cash. Fashion marketplace Shedd is a quick and easy way to sell those unwanted items – simply take a photo on your phone and upload it via the app. Download the Shedd app here to start culling your wardrobe (and shop the dress in this look!).
Keep on top of the progress you’ve made by making sure you cull excess pieces often. It’s so easy to pick up a couple of extra pieces here and there, and suddenly you find yourself with a whole extra wardrobe. Save yourself the time and effort of having to do a big cull once or twice a year by looking for unneeded pieces every couple of months.
This post is in collaboration with Shedd.