How To Detox Your Wardrobe: A Step By Step Guide

If I had a pound for every item of clothing I've hoarded then I'd for sure be ROLLIN' in the money. 

But let's face it.  That doesn't happen. 

Instead, we're left with a huge wedge of clothes we no longer reach for and...(you ready?) Less. Wardrobe. Space. Uh- huh. I said it. The dreaded lack of room that disables your ever-growing clothing addiction (First world problems, eh?).

Does this scenario sound familiar?

Your wardrobe's probably crying out for a closet cleanse.

So, here's how to detox your wardrobe this summer:

1.Everything Out                              Sort all your clothes into separate categories: shorts, tops, trousers, etc. Although it may seem terrifyingly time consuming it will actually end up saving time in the long run. You want to be able to see everything you're dealing with here.

2. Decision Making
Take a cold, stern look at the clothes that lay before you... If you havn't worn an item in the past year, you'll probably never wear it again; the chuck pile it is.
We don't want any "but what if one day I'll desperately need those ugly trousers that are three sizes too small for me?"

3. And More Deciding
In the same way, don't get too carried away either.  If an piece brings you excessive joy but only sporadically migrates from your wardrobe, keep it! 

4. Get Advice
Those pieces that you're not totally convinced on, simply ask a friend. Ask them to be brutally honest: Does it fit like a glove? Suit my body type? Have a strange print? Two voices are usually better than one. They'll let you know (in the nicest possible way) if it's worthy of the gram or a serious fashion faux pas.

5. If All Else Fails
To reach a wider spectrum of people: meet Instagram polls. Take a photo of your outfit and attach a yes/no poll.

6. Sell And Share
How about turning your boring wardrobe cleansing process into an exciting, profitable one? Sell your most worthy clothes on a Depop or Ebay account.  It's nice to get a little reward for a days hard labour!
All the remaining clothes donate to charity or gift to a worshipping friend.

Thanks for reading! Are you clothing collector or more of a minimalist? Would love to hear in the comments!



  1. My wardrobe is so over-filling right now and needs to be fixed! These tips are so helpful! Lovely post xo

    Thea x

  2. Literally just this morning I've gone through my drawers, organised it and put any items that I haven't worn within the past year up on Depop to try and attempt to re-home them! Plus the extra money can go towards new clothes haha
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  3. Exactly,haha! I need to organise my wardrobe much more regularly!

  4. Hey Lily,
    Love your Ideas about giving a wardrobe a new look, I also want to change my wardrobe and give it a totally new look. Your ideas will help me out. Would you like to tell me about how to sell old stuff on eBay, it will be very helpful for me. Thanks, Priyanka

  5. Love your tips! I need to do a closet clean soon.

  6. Oh great tips babe

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  7. This is such a fun idea dear. Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica |

  8. These are great tips! I definitely have an overflowing wardrobe, I think the advice to take everything out and start with a blank slate is a good one! :)

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :) We had a quiet one as we were all a little unwell from another winter bug! Feeling better now though.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thanks so much! It’s so much easier when all the clothes are out! Ahh that doesn’t sound very good, glad you feel better now though!

  9. I loved this guide, I definitely need to be a little more strict on myself sometimes!
    Grace xx

  10. Such great tips! the instagram poll one is such a simple helpful idea xx

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