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Spring Wardrobe Clear Out Tips

Now is the perfect time to have a massive clear out, as you can get rid of the old piece you haven't worn for ages or don't fit you to then make room for some new pieces for summer and winter. Having a massive clear out is something I actually really like to do, at the time it might seem like the worst idea ever, but trust me you feel great afterwards. I've put together a few tips to have a successful clear out from the lessons I've to learn over the years.

1. Empty everything out
This is something I've learnt there is no point trying to have a clear out when half the items are left in the wardrobe. It then makes it so much easier when putting them back in as you have to individually check each item

2. Be totally honest with yourself 
It's time to be brutal - sorry clothes. It may seem hard to do but it has to be done if you want to make room for some extra clothes! Ask yourself questions I like to ask:
- When was the last time I wore it? if it wasn't within the last year it's time to go.
- Does it go with 3 other pieces in my wardrobe? I find it pointless to keep lots of items that will only go with one other piece of clothing I own.
- Does it suit me and fit me properly? It's something we're all guilty of buying those jeans in the size smaller in the sale because we're going to loose weight and fit in them. Never happened and still in your wardrobe a year later with the label on - only keep it if it fits you and flatters your figure currently.

3. Be organised 
This goes for when you are sorting them out. I like to make piles on the floor of 'keep' and 'donate', this way there is no mix-up and you'll find you can get through all the clothes a lot quicker.
Also when you're putting them back into your wardrobe I find it's best to organise them in categories e.g. Coats - Jumpers - Tops - Dresses - Skirts - Trousers. Then I like to organise those categories by colour. I see some people's wardrobes and I'm like 'how can you possibly find any clothes to wear in there' as everything is just chucked in (I'm talking about my sister). These steps will just make it easier for you when picking out and putting away clothes. 

4. Make the most of your unwanted clothes 
With your pile of 'donate' make use of them, even if you don't want them somebody else might be extremely grateful for them. I like to donate to friends/family or sell them on depop, you could also donate them to a charity shop.

I've had a massive clear out and I've put a lot of my unwanted clothes on Depop - check out my page it's @WMLJESS (including some makeup too)

Have you had a spring clean recently? 

Spring Shoe Edit

Spring Shoe Edit

It's time to change up your wardrobe again, this includes removing your winter boots and adding in those sandals. I think these T-Bar Sandals are perfect for the spring as on the warmer days you could wear them with a dress or they would look perfect with a pair of jeans too. I saw these light pink slip on Vans the other day and I thought how perfect they would be for spring and even summer. Heeled sandals seem to be quite popular at the moment, I found these tan ones on Topshop, and I've kind of fallen in love with them. I feel like you can defiantly still get away with wearing boots, these shade western boots are perfect and would look great with skirts and dresses. Nude heels are perfect for those spring, late-night parties or events.

What's your go-to spring shoe?



Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm 

This is the first product I've managed to purchase and test out on my products I want to try in 2016. I mentioned how I contacted Neal's Yard asking which products were good for acne scarring and they recommend this because it contains wild rose oil. Wild rose oil also helps to repair and smooth to help to nourish the skin. 

Inside the box, you also receive an organic muslin cloth which is perfect for when you're using the balm for many of its purposes. You can use this balm as an exfoliating cleanser to a moisturiser to a facial treatment. The multipurpose balm is also cruelty-free (along with all of Neal's Yard Products) and it's 99% organic - which is pretty impressive. I love to use this product before I go to bed due to it being so gentle on the skin. Recently I've been suffering from dry skin so I like to apply it directly to the skin to help nourish the skin. Although it's not the best cleanser I like to sometimes use it because of it containing rose oil it helps to reduce the acne scarring I have but also leaves my skin feeling great - soft and refreshed. 

The packaging for this product packaging is different to their signature packaging because this packaging was designed for their 10th anniversary, but they decided to keep it on this product. Isn't it so pretty?                

Have you ever tried any products from Neal's Yard?