I Halved My Wardrobe, and It’s Actually Made Me More Stylish

I need to start this piece with a disclaimer: I am not qualified to write a life-changing, instructive piece about tidying. Inside my ankle boots you’ll usually find a pair of mis-matched socks. Look in any of my handbags and there will be a hefty layer of random receipts and year-old train tickets. I have been known to keep my passport in the same drawer as my tights, and I own 13 European plug adaptors because I can never find one when I’m about to head to the airport. However I moved flats in December, bought Marie Kondo’s life admin manual The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, did a car boot sale, sold three things on Depop, sent 12 bags to a charity shop, three to SmartWorks, one to a recycling bin and halved my wardrobe. 

I’m sure my handbags will continue to be filled with a bizarre paper trail and today I’ve got odd socks concealed under my Chelsea boots — but there are several lessons I learned from my ruthless cull that will change how I dress and consume fashion for years. 

At one quick glance you can see that jackets, dresses and knitwear are the things I wear the most. 
One thing clearly brings me joy: blazers.
My Go-to Pieces: Floral midi dress, chunky scarf, cashmere rollneck, classic blazer and handbag. 
The tidying manual.
Use these to protect against moths.
These stop clothes from falling off the hangers onto the floor.
A makeup tower? Talk about sparking joy. 
I use a similar box for my jewellery.
More essential reading.
I use this to store my perfumes and face oils.