Let’s be honest, wardrobes can be stressful affairs. And no matter how many pieces you own, it’s easy to feel like you never have anything to wear.
Which is why we’ve spoken to expert Practical Princess’ Elika Gibbs, to find out how to sort the drab from the fab and organise your clothes in a way that will make them look brand new.
How often should you do a clear out?
If you’re anything like this COSMO Girl, clearing out your wardrobe happens once in a blue moon, usually when you run out of space or get totally frustrated with everything you own. But, according to Elika, we should systematically be editing our clothes every six months, with the season changeover.
“I really believe in having pieces in your wardrobe that you WILL wear, that fit you for your lifestyle, your body and the season,” Elika tells us.
“It’s no good if it’s the middle of winter and you’re going through your closet and you have summer dresses hanging there that you won’t be able to wear. It’s quite disheartening and takes up a lot of space.
“If you don’t edit your wardrobe, you might think you have loads of clothes but actually, it’s just that you have volume of things that no longer fit or are dated.
“By clearing out your wardrobe you prevent that, and you’ll find getting dressed in the mornings so much easier.”