I don't know about you, but if all my clothes are clean at the same time, there literally isn't room to cram them all into my wardrobe and drawers. My dirty clothes basket has become an extension of my wardrobe. But with the new season upon us, I'm itching to hit the high street and go shopping! Before I do that though, I need to get rid of some clothes - because what's the point of buying a load of new clobber if there's nowhere to put it? In need of some serious help, I caught up with Fanny Moizant, the co-founder of Vestiaire Collective - a luxury website that will re-sell your designer wares for you, and also a brilliant place to shop for brands like Celine, Jimmy Choo and Valentino. She gave me her top 5 tips to successfully spring clean your wardrobe.
1. Now is the perfect time
Spring is the perfect time to have a wardrobe clear out. Start by dividing your clothes into seasons, firstly work through your winter pieces deciding which key items will still be relevant for next winter. I tend to hold on to simple minimal or classic pieces as these can always be worked in with more on trend pieces.
2. The important questions
Now you can focus on the pieces you'll be wearing for the coming months. There are two main points to consider, is the piece still on trend or a timeless piece? And does it still fit you? If the answer is no to either of these, it's time to throw.
3. Make your wardrobe work hard
Is each item versatile? All pieces in your wardrobe should work into at least three looks.
4. Be brave
You have to be ruthless; if you haven't worn something in the last 12-18 months you don't need it in your wardrobe anymore.
5. Make some money!
Finally, work out which pieces you can re-sell. Items which are still desirable, in good condition or still popular but difficult to find will have a good re-sell value. Re-sell these items you'll be able to raise extra funds to help purchase your new season pieces. It's a win-win situation.
Fanny Moizant is the Co-Founder, Brand Communications Director and Head of UK at Vestiaire Collective. Vestiaire Collective checks all items for authenticity, so you always know you're buying the real thing. To try the VIP Consierge service, where the nice folks at VC will come to your house to pick up your designer goods and sell them for you, email email@example.com