How do you approach January? Do you embrace the opportunity to stay home, get back into better habits, rest more and make future plans? Or do you feel bored and unsettled without the back to back social activities of December?
Whichever camp you fall into, I have a suggestion that’ll keep you just busy enough to get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment without getting stressed or tired.
At the end of this month, we’ll be kicking off with my annual Wardrobe Reboot Experience which if you’ve experienced before you’ll understand is a week well spent in terms of rolling up your sleeves, getting organised and having lots of fun along the way. I don’t want to wear you out before we get to that with too much wardrobe activity, but what I’d like to gently suggest you think about this month is your underwear, loungewear and sleepwear collection. These are items that often don’t get seen by anyone else (or at least anyone that doesn’t live in your house) but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be lovely.
It’s time to have a good clear-out of any holey socks or knickers, discoloured or ill-fitting bras and seen-better-days sleepwear and loungewear. Pair matching sets together, make a note of anything you need to add in new once the old stuff has gone and look out for any January deals you can take advantage of as you restock your underwear collection with gorgeous pieces.
I’m a big pyjama fan and love having pairs that make me feel as good as a well thought out outfit.
My favourites range from a simply gorgeous pair of stripy brushed cotton ones from H&M to a very bougie pair of silk pjs from The White Company, proving it’s not how much you spend that matters – it’s how they make you feel when you put them on. Worn with my new (Christmas gift) slippers they make me feel nurtured and cosy. If your nightwear has seen better days, along with your underwear, this is a great starting point for getting your wardrobe transformed and feeling like a place to be proud of.
We’ll talk a bit about loungewear in the Wardrobe Reboot Experience, but for now, if what you throw on in between wearing actual outfits and nightwear is baggy, stained, holey or in a state that doesn’t feel good to you, it’s time to let it go. Most charity shops take ‘rags’ so bag them up and drop them off and make space. Space is very much underrated in a drawer or wardrobe! We’ll definitely talk about this soon too!
So that’s all for now. Tackle those categories and see how you feel. See this as a warm up for when we move onto the rest of your wardrobe at the end of the month. Start flexing that organising muscle.
You’ll be able to register your free place on The Wardrobe Reboot Experience next week, so keep an eye out for the magic link!