Spring Wardrobe Clear Out

This article gives us tips on how to conduct a proper spring wardrobe clear out, and well as advising us on ‘must-have’ clothing staples for the perfect core wardrobe.

by Carly Frances 4 years ago

Time to indulge in a good wardrobe cleanse – ready for the seasons ahead. Wardrobe Cleansing will allow your wardrobe to breathe again!

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Over the years, it is easy to accumulate an excessive volume of clothing, shoes, accessories, bags etc. Expensive mistakes can be costly to you, ensure your wardrobe is wearable and workable for your lifestyle.

There are lots of hard and fast rules to achieving the right wardrobe for you, so here are my Top Tips to Spring Clean your wardrobe.

Choose an afternoon, undisturbed, music and comfortable clothes to take on and off, and a good full sized mirror.

Question your wardrobe 

Ask yourself

  • Have you worn it in the last year?
  • Does it have holes, stains or excessive wear?
  • Does it still fit?
  • Do I feel good in them?

If the answer if NO to all of them – move it on!!

Cull your wardrobe

Create 3 piles of clothes: 

  1.  for throwing out/donating charity/friends
  2.  for not sure
  3.  for keeping

Start working your way through your wardrobe, trying some items on as you go and get rid of those pieces that are taking up valuable space.

Only keep the clothes that really suit you – be honest and brutal!!

Make your clothes work for you

Decide what you want your clothes to do for you?

Keep it Organised

A wardrobe is far more approachable and appealable if its neat and tidy, so organise it into sections.

Think – Jackets with jackets and tops with tops, and so on. If you are super organised (like myself) then arrange your pieces in colour order from light to dark

Invest in good hangers for your wardrobe, 

Then prepare……

Make a list of what you need, and your budget. You’re not going to be able to buy everything at once so look and start with the basic items first.

Build your foundation…

Keep your wardrobe limited to a few key shades of colour to begin with and build on mixing colour into your wardrobe in time.

Wardrobe Staples

These staple items will serve you through an average week – from work to the weekend, from the gym to the pub, from the office to dinner – with each piece selected for its versatility. The end result: minimum clothing, maximum utility and exceptional value for money.

My selection of my must-have wardrobe staples to build the perfect core wardrobe; take your pick, shift out what you don’t need, and add what you do!


  • Classic Jacket
  • Camel Coat
  • Trench Coat
  • Black Blazer
  • Tailored Pants
  • Classic Shirts
  • Jeans: All Colours/Style
  • Little Black Dress
  • Simple Chic Dresses
  • Statement Skirt
  • Perfect T-Shirts: All Colours
  • Simple Smart/Casual Tops
  • Comfortable Knitwear
  • Black/Nude/Colour Heels
  • Brogues
  • Black Chelsea/Long Boots
  • Belts, Scarves, Hats
  • Bags, Jewellery, Perfume!


  • Classic Black/Grey Suit
  • Black/Navy Stylish Coat
  • White T-Shirts
  • Jeans: All Colours/Style
  • Casual Knitwear
  • Chinos
  • Tailored Trousers
  • Trench Coat
  • Classic White Shirts
  • Smart/Casual Shirts
  • Blazer
  • Ties/Cravats/Neckwear
  • Brown/Tan Shoes
  • Brogues
  • Black Boots
  • Holdalls
  • Belts
  • Aftershave!