Monday 28th of May 2018
Learn secrets from the Wardrobe Whisperer
by Sharon Billingham
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04/12/2013 06:36:47 AM Wednesday

Did you know that 74% of women who clean out their wardrobes will go shopping and replace the clothes they've just thrown out with similar items?

And I was one of those women. Three times a year, I'd purge my wardrobe of clothes I didn't wear and go shopping. I had to because I'd created shelf-space and gaps in what the magazines defined as my essential 'must-have items'.

I wasn't clear exactly what my purchase would be, but was optimistic that if I shopped long enough, it would beckon me from across the shop floor. And you can probably guess the outcome of this story. I'd buy something similar to what I'd just passed on to Vinnies.
What did they say was the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting a different result?

I succeeded in getting off this crazy (and expensive) merry-go-round of purging and buying and now I help other women do the same. I perform about sixty wardrobe autopsies a year and teach women how to curate clothing collections they love and wear all the time. Here's the first part of our process.

Whilst I recommend editing clothes twice a year, I am not so quick to advise women to throw things out - at least not until they've worked out why they don't/won't/can't wear an item. A savvy shopper learns from her mistakes and each piece of unworn clothing provides clues why it didn't work for her.

Assuming the piece is in good, wearable condition, the most likely reason why it's been relegated to the back of the wardrobe is because it doesn't fit or flatter the woman's shape or complexion. If this reminds you of something you own, before you ball up the offending item into a garbage bag, ask yourself these questions so you can draw finer distinctions about why you don't wear it.

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