It’s 2019, you look at your wardrobe and think, “I hate everything I own”. A new year is a perfect opportunity to reassess your style, make some changes and throw some stuff out of your wardrobe that should be left in 2018.Here are some of the things I do with my failed purchases that are not welcome in my wardrobe anymore. And that’s what they are, failed. Failure needs to happen on the road to the perfect wardrobe. Why? It’s the only way you are going to learn.
1. DONATE TO CHARITY
Pop into your local charity shop to find out how best they would like you to donate clothes. Alternatively, if you don’t want to carry a bin bag full of clothes down the high street. ALot of charities post a clothes collection bag through your letterbox. All you have to do is fill it up and leave it on the side of the road on the specified day.
2. GIVE BACK TO THE HIGH STREET
Both Zara and H&M have in-store initiatives which allow you to donate your old clothes. Look out for the large white bins positioned around the store.If like me you need a small financial incentive for all your generous effort, H&M has you covered. If you donate your clothes (any brand, any condition), they will give you a £5 voucher to use in H&M when you spend £25 or more. #winning
3. SELL ON EBAY
Nobody likes a rubbish eBay seller. If you do decide to sell on eBay, put in the work. Try taking a decent picture with good lighting with multiple angles. Iron the garment beforehand and lint roll it for good measure. Conduct an investigation! Check out the competition and see how they are listing their item. Be realistic with your starting price. All these tips will help you get a reasonable amount of income from clothes that you were going to throw away.
4. GIVE TO SOMEONE YOU KNOW
Your style might have changed, you may have gained/lost weight, or you may be over a trend. See who else might benefit from your second-rate clothes. For me, it’s my older brother.
5. BE SURE
I have made a mistake of throwing old clothes away merely because the trend had died, only to see the trend return in a few years. With fashion, there is nothing new under the sun. Trends come and go and come back again.
My advice – if you seriously hate a piece of clothing – is to store it away for a while, and if you still feel that way then it’s the right thing to do! Easy.