This past weekend I gave my wardrobe shelves and drawers a much needed cleaning out; I was having to wade through a sea of old clothes to find the things I wear now and I can't believe I didn't deal with it sooner (yes I can, my brain had been messy too!). I had fallen into the "I'll wear that again some day surely" trap which goes hand in hand with the rationale that because something looks ok you should keep it despite never ever opting to wear it. I had clothes that didn't fit me for a while but I kept them for the day they would, and that day came and I realised that what I thought was a good purchase five years ago is very different from what I would buy now (with the exception of a few amazing coats and jackets; there was some good in there thank goodness). So I got my donation bags ready and began my merciless clearing of the clutter.
As I was sorting the keepers into piles and began dealing with my sleepwear, I noticed something - I hardly had any! Most of it is an assortment of t-shirts not fit to see the light of day which is fine if they're comfy, but it can make you feel like a bit of a slob throwing on old, make-do things every night. Having a browse around the sleepwear pages at www.camille.co.uk reminded me of how many 't-shirt alternatives' there actually are: nightshirts, chemises, onesies - you know you want to! - pyjama sets in cotton or silk, and bed jackets for a bit of extra warmth without the bulk as you relax, or to keep on during those icier nights when you're trying not to crank the thermostat - it's far too expensive! It's nice to have proper sleepwear and it fits nicely into a proper bedtime routine, something a lot of us are lacking from habits of falling asleep with the tablet or laptop about to slide off the bed, for example.
Another drawer I had to deal with and really didn't want to because I had spent a fair bit on its contents with very little return, was my collection of underthings for occasions. Bulky, heavy-duty shapers that I can't believe I ever wore and which gave me an odd silhouette. If I'd wanted an odd silhouette I would have just gone as is! These days I'm much more about the less is more approach, like the styles by Camille Lingerie which control and shape yet are comfortable and all-importantly, seam-free. A shaper is only as good as its invisibility!
I'm going to try my best to stay organised; it's so much nicer to look into a drawer and see neat piles instead of madness. Seeing as it's Tuesday and my sweaters are still smartly stacked, I think I'm doing pretty well! (Yes, two days is an achievement for me.)