12 Days of Blogging – Day 3 | I Have Too Many Clothes

12 Days of Blogging – Day 3 | I Have Too Many Clothes

I wrote a while ago that I was going to start writing about fashion on my blog.  However, I’m not exactly the most stylish person in the world, nor do I claim to be.  My fashion posts won’t be all that typical and probably a lot wordier than the normal kind of fashion post.  I want to explore my journey with clothes this year more than the clothes themselves.  Because, where we stand at the moment, I have too many clothes.

The Problem…

My wardrobe is overflowing at both uni and home.  I don’t understand how as I rotate between the same sort of items all of the time.  I can see how it happened… I’ve chopped and changed styles so many times in an effort to find my personal style (post on that here).  Also, back when I had a part time job and no bills to pay, buying the clothes that I wanted was pretty easy.  However, looking at my wardrobe and seeing so much clothing feels so… wasteful.

With Christmas Day, a day where I am fortunate enough to receive quite a few presents, followed by boxing day, it always becomes apparent to me how many unnecessary things I own.  I am incredibly grateful and I try as hard as I can not to take it for granted.  In fact, I am a strong believer of presents that I’ll either use a lot, or have great sentimental value.  If I’m lucky enough to have items then I need to make sure that I’m making use of them. 

If I’m being practical, I honestly don’t need any more than I actually have.  However, I, like a lot of other people, appreciate being able to have nice things every once in a while.  Nobody needs as much stuff as I have and that really needs to change.

The Plan…

The plan, just in time for the new year, is to filter through my wardrobe in a ruthless clear out.  I’m going to sort through my clothes and figure out how much I really like wearing them. At this stage, I have a lot of things, so I can only justify keeping items now if they really bring me joy.  I’m then going to separate my clothing into 4 categories:

  • Things to keep
  • Things to give to my sister
  • Things to donate
  • and Things to sell on Depop (because I’m incredibly broke, but what student isn’t?)

It hopefully shouldn’t be too hard… I feel like I just re-wear the same select items most of the time anyway.  But I’m actually quite excited for my clothing journey this year!  As of this post, I am on a no-buy when it comes to clothes at least for the month of January.  And I’ve set the following goals for myself when it comes to fashion…

The Fashion Goals

1) Refine my wardrobe
2) Actually get rid of my old clothes instead of just leaving them in bags in my room
3) Attempt to create a capsule wardrobe
4) Sort out my personal style

I know me, and the only way this is actually going to happen is if I say it (or in this case, type it) out loud.  So, here I am, vowing to make it happen.  I’m quite excited to de-clutter my life a little bit, and hopefully throughout 2018 you’ll be able to see my progress through blog posts.

I’m actually quite excited for this, let’s hope it works!

Lots of love,

Jas xx

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  1. December 27, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I actually don’t have a lot of clothes because I did this recently! Unfortunately tho the stuff I got rid of is in the second bedroom in my apartment and I have procrastinated months getting rid of it and I STILL feel like I have a bunch of clothes I never wear! One of the things I wanna do is refine my wardrobe. But I’m not really sure that I have a style. Fashion is DEFINITELY not my forte! Great post!

    • December 27, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you! I did it in the summer and the clothes have just been sitting in bags on my floor ever since – this time I’m definitely getting rid of them! Style isn’t really my forte either, but I can feel myself coming into it more.
      Jas xx

  2. December 27, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about feeling like you own so much unnecissary ‘stuff’ around this time of year! Really admire this x

    • December 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you! Hopefully I can be better at it this year!
      Jas xx

  3. December 28, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I usually don’t find myself drawn to fashion posts, but I cannot wait to read more from you!! I recently realised the amount of clothes I had that I never wore was shocking, and so I got rid of lots of them; donating them and selling some. Recently, I’ve begun only buying quality clothes I’ll be proud to wear and that won’t look half dead after the first wear, and it stops me from almost having nervous breakdown each time I get dressed!! Lovely post, can’t wait to read some more from you x

    • December 28, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Awwwwww thank you! That honestly means so much because I too am not a big reader of fashion posts so I wanted to make sure that mine would be ones I actually would want to read. I’m really trying to do the same right now and only buying things that I know are of quality that I’ll love for a long time – it’s making me spend less and making sure I don’t overfill my wardrobe again!
      Jas xx

      • December 28, 2017 / 11:08 am

        Amazing! Can’t wait to read some more of these posts xx

  4. December 29, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Clothes isn’t something I have too much of, but Makeup on the other hand! I actually spent most of my day yesterday sorting through most of my items and giving loads of it to my little sisters! My clothes are the next thing I want to sort though, but I feel I need to find my style and get myself some ‘nicer’ clothes before I can be throwing out the old!x

    • December 29, 2017 / 11:19 am

      I’m in the process of finding my style too, good luck!
      Jas xx

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