I am a 26 year old shopaholic who doesn’t believe in wearing the same thing twice. I live in London in a 2 bed flat that I share with my friend and my boyfriend, who almost has as many clothes as I do. Needless to say having storage space is not a luxury I have. My bedroom is essentially a walk in wardrobe with a bed in the middle.
So here are a few helpful hacks to making the most of your space or lack of. Trust me I’m qualified.
1. A Bed is NOT just for sleeping!
I recommend buying a bed with either drawers attached or one that is high enough to fit boxes underneath. A divan bed is just not suitable for a dedicated slave to fashion. If it’s too late and you have already bought a bed, my thoughts are with you but you should of found me sooner.
2. SHOES are a girls Best Friend!
If you are lucky enough to own a pair or more, of expensive designer shoes I understand you want to keep the box and rightly so. They cost more than a pet they and they deserve to be treated properly. But for all your everyday shoes it’s time to ditch the boxes. There are some great shoe storage options available. I recommend for your casual flat shoes (eww) and trainers purchasing an over the door holder, not the racks they are terrible and will fall apart but the ones with pockets are great. Then for your heels you can get these great boxes that are clear so you can see which shoes are in them, they also feature sliding drawers so you don’t have to move everything just to get to the bottom pair.
3. Change with the Seasons
Just imagine, it’s spring/summer. Likelihood is you are not going to wear a thick jumper (if living in the U.K. Leave one out as a precaution). So pick out the A/W looks you won’t be wearing and sort through them. If they are just a basic shirt which you probably won’t wear again because you will buy something similar next year in a different colour, put it in a bin bag. However if it is something that maybe costs a bit more money, is Unique or looks timeless put it in a box and store them under your bed. Then when it’s time to change the seasons you repeat the whole process again.
4. Sell! Sell! Sell!
But what about the clothes in the bin bag I hear you ask? Well one option is to throw them away but that just doesn’t seem right. The best thing to do is either take them to a charity shop or if you want a bit of money for them but it’s not worth the hassle of setting up an eBay post, there are plenty of companies that will buy your items and pay roughly 50/60p per kilo. It’s not a lot however if you have a lot of bags it does start to add up. Some of them even take shoes and bedding. When it comes to the more expensive outfits or maybe evening dresses I suggest Once a year taking a look at what you have, ask yourself am I going to wear this again? Is this a timeless look? If the answer is no.. sell it! eBay! Depop! Instagram!
5. Love or Louboutins?
To all serious fashionistas try to avoid living with a significant other until you can afford an apartment with a Carrie Bradshaw style wardrobe.
I know having a minimalistic room or house is the dream but if you are shopping obsessed, sacrifices have to be made. So try taking it as a positive and a push you need to work harder. The more money you make the quicker you will get to a walk in wardrobe oh and of course that much needed pair of Louboutins.
Well..Well..Well 2016 what a year you have been..I’m sad to see you go but I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. To celebrate the new year I thought I’d take a look back at 12 of my FAVE things from 2016..just so 2017 knows what its got to compete with.
.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.
.Favourite Youtube Video.
.Favourite TV Show.
”Forever is a long, long time and time has a way of changing things” – Walt Disney
I’m Yasmin or Yaz to my friends.
A Little bit about me then, I’m a professional dancer/performer by day (and night tbf) and a shopaholic since birth. I like Clothes (Obviously), All things Harry Potter, SHOES, films and anything ROSE GOLD!
My Job has allowed me to work with some amazing artists such as Little Mix, Rita Ora to name a few and on your Fave Tv Shows The X factor, The Voice, Saturday Night Take Away. My most recent experiences have been on the stage in Londons West End! And my dreams were fulfilled when I got to ‘go to the ball’ and be a part of Disney’s Cinderella (Try and Spot Me). But enough about dance back to fashion.
I have a little Instagram page I recently started showing off all my daily outfits and where you can purchase them. Make sure you give it a follow and hopefully you will find some inspiration for your wardrobe. https://www.instagram.com/who.wear.y/?hl=en
I also started up a YouTube channel involving all things fashion, as I felt so many channels were dedicated to beauty. Sometimes make-up gets mentioned because I’m a girly girl who likes to get dressed up but I have really had fun coming up with video ideas that are based solely on clothes and fashion and obviously I LOVE a Good HAUL!
One of my first videos I did was ‘The Bin Bag Challenge.’ Making a dress out of bin bags not as easy as it may seem.
SPOILER ALERT: I even wore it to Westfield Shopping Centre!!
I’m literally sat at work right now and just decided to write a blog. It seemed the like the next step. So I look forward to coming up with some creative ideas for all you wonderful people reading this. I will be giving you some great things new in the world of fashion and might fill you in on some of the exciting dance jobs I’m on.
But for now Hope you had a lovely Christmas and here is some of my FAVE looks of 2016!
SEE YOU SOON!!!