I started to have a clear out of my wardrobe late last year and sold off a Vivienne Westwood jacket and a French Connection dress.
I still have quite a few items that I no longer wear so off I went to ebay to list a few more in the hope that I can earn a little money to pay for some of the lovely things I’ve been adding to my wish list over on Pinterest.
I’m yet to have another serious clear out. One where I try on everything I haven’t worn for a while and really take a look at how I look wearing it. I am terrible at hanging onto tops that have gone out of shape just because I love the colour or print.
I know that I still own a pair of trousers that I last wore back in 1998 when I was a size 6-8 (I was terribly thin back as a student) and can’t throw out just because they remind me of some really great nights out plus I’ve never seen a material like it since (they are a snake skin effect in a dark purple colour – they look much better than they sound).
So instead of clogging up my wardrobe and drawers with pointless clothes I am going to attempt to recycle them in some way. Whether that means making cushion covers or a patchwork table runner I will try and be less wasteful. If it deserves a new home then ebay or charity shop ahoy!
But back to the three items I am currently selling on ebay. I quickly realised that each item matches a trend for this Spring/Summer.
Monochrome is a big look this season with bold black and white prints, a continuance of polka dots and stripes all making an appearance at London Fashion Week. And look what I found in the back of my wardrobe:
Bold and colourful, floral prints were another huge trend at London Fashion Week with top to toe graphic prints in a multitude of colours showing on the catwalks. I last remember this all-over look back in the 90’s which is when I bought these wedges from River Island:
Lastly I love the amount of sugary pastels that are hitting the shops right now. I’m a firm lover of baby blues and soft yellows for Spring and Summer and looking through my wardrobe I have a few key pieces that I can start to use as a basis for this look. Again I found a top that I used to love wearing on hot summers days as the material was slightly sheer, stretchy and comfortable:
So that’s my blatent ebay plug over. When I start to recycle some of my older clothes I’ll share what they have now become and any of the guides I use to make them.
If anyone has any ideas of what they’d use their old clothes for let me know!