Should You Throw it Out or Keep it? One Question You Have to Ask


Should You Throw it Out or Keep it? One Question You Have to Ask When doing a wardrobe cull

Should you throw out that garment or keep it?

Here in this video Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss one of the most important questions that you should ask yourself when doing a wardrobe cull before making a decision to bin it (and you can get some more tips here on keep or throw out).

You will read and hear lots of advice that if you haven’t worn a garment in the past 6 months/1 year/2 years etc. that you should just turf the item. But we want to delve more deeply and to really understand if that is the right advice for you? As you don’t want to turf it to discover shortly afterwards that you wish you hadn’t and you can’t replace it easily!

So ask yourself…

Can you imagine wearing it again?

Often garments that have been favourites in the past, stay in your wardrobe unworn (they hold lots of good memories). But maybe you can’t actually imagine wearing them again. They are from a previous time in your life and you have moved on. So get rid of it.


You can imagine wearing it again and the thought of wearing it again makes you feel good inside. Then this is something you should be keeping as most likely you would regret throwing it away.

Watch the video and learn more about how powerful this question is and why it’s super important to ask it when you’re doing that next wardrobe cull.

Here are some more thoughts and tips on auditing your wardrobe

Is your wardrobe ageing you

Are you holding onto a time in your life that has passed?

6 simple rules for cleaning out your closet

10 costly shopping mistakes to avoid

From Jill

36 ways to cull your wardrobe

Cleansing your closet

9 Truths about working wardrobes

33 ways to cull your closet

7 steps to style solve the style puzzle


I'm not sure if it's for you but how would you feel if you learned all about the colours and styles of clothing that suit your individual personality, shape and style? Just imagine what it would be like when you can open your wardrobe and pull together fabulous outfits that make you look and feel amazing every day? If you'd like to stop wasting money on the wrong clothes and accessories plus join an amazing bunch of very special women also on their style journey - then my 7 Steps to Style program is right for you. Find out more here.

More from Imogen Lamport

Do You Prefer to Stand Out or Blend In with Your Style?

  Do you prefer to stand out from the crowd or the...
Read More


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *