A fashion editor’s guide to dividing and conquering your wardrobe

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A fashion editor’s guide to dividing and conquering your wardrobe

It’s time to be ruthless with those old clothes by decluttering, reorganising, repurposing and donating

Tamara Abraham

If you’re lucky enough to be fit and well, you’re probably contemplating all the long-delayed jobs you should be getting on with at weekends at home. These might include fixing that leaky tap or weeding the garden, but for many a fashion lover, a wardrobe clear-out will be top of the list.

This type of overhaul is easier said than done. Clothes are loaded with memories and nostalgia, making it hard to part with something long-treasured, but that no longer serves a purpose.

I realised this when helping my friend, Sara, declutter her overcrowded wardrobe. She has fantastic taste, but her retail-therapy habit has been known to get a little out of control — and as her dress size has fluctuated over the years, her cupboards are full of clothes that don’t fit her...

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