If you’re like me, my wardrobe is bursting at the seams with clothes, shoes and the odd dress-up onesie. I needed to desperately de-clutter my wardrobe but with old clothes that share happy memories and never-worn new clothes, I didn’t know where to draw a line.
So I decided to turn to three of the most influential and fashionable ladies to grace the big screen and ask myself ‘what would Carrie Bradshaw, Cher Horowitz and Holly Golightly do…’
Carrie Bradshaw – Sex In The City
Carrie had the clothes and of course Manolo’s most women can only dream to own. She also managed to keep her tiny one bedroom apartment walk-in extremely organized. Here’s a few Carrie Bradshaw tips:
1. Remove items that need to be tailored or repaired and get it done so that you can wear them again.
2. Reflect on your wardrobe and ask yourself what essentials are you missing, and what current trends are you willing to try.
Cher Horowitz – Clueless
Every girl growing up in the 90’s will remember that Cher had the best outfits with her over-knee socks and that plaid blazer/ skirt number. She also had a jam-packed closest that was full of on-trend clothes. Our tips from Cher include:
1. Organise your clothes; whether it’s colour or category, pick what works for you.
2. Check your emotions at the door (or wardrobe) and be ruthless by tossing items that you haven’t worn or used in the past year.
And who could forget the computer-generated revolving wardrobe that picked out her outfits. While many of us dreamed that we could own that, apparently it now exists as Vogue reports technology company metail.com has developed a social sharing, virtual shopping experience. Read more about Clueless wardrobe comes to life.
Holly Golightly – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s wore some of the most inspirational outfits in fashion history. I could always relate to one of the first scenes where she is getting ready to go to Sing Sing and her clothes seem to be everywhere.
So if you’re a bit dishelved like Holly Golightly, here are a few tips to get your clothes into shape:
1. Getting the right hardware in terms of hangers, draw dividers and hanging hooks.
2. Pick a system for storing shoes whether it’s plastic boxes, hanging shoe organizer. Any shoes you don’t wear regularly can be stored away.
Have you got any other wardrobe organising and spring cleaning tips?