Is it time for the great wardrobe clearout?

Womens grey abstract tunic from Just Elegance

What to keep and what to get rid of – and why

How often do you actually sort through your wardrobe? If the answer is not very often, you may be surprised what you actually find there…

  • Stuff you might buy again because you didn’t know you’d purchased it in the first place.
  • Trousers that no longer fit.
  • Jumpers that don’t go with anything else
  • Tops that are so “last season”…

If you haven’t tried this out for a while, now may be a good time to start – before your summer holidays kick in. And by seeing what you have left, you can then decide where the gaps are and what essentials you’ll need to consider.

And after all, getting rid of clothes can be a touch traumatic, so we always make ourselves feel better by ordering a couple of new items as a self-congratulatory gesture.

Australians are good at this!

You only need to head to an excellent piece on the ABC Life website which provides a whole heap of invaluable tips and relevant considerations.

Author Jennifer Wong quotes ABC’s War on Waste, which states that Australians “throw out 6,000 kilograms of clothes every 10 minutes” – a terrifying figure!

The report centres on advice from eco-stylist Nina Gbor, who wryly observes “I find that with women, we usually have a full wardrobe and nothing to wear.”

Avoiding a fashion obsession is a brilliant way to start, because you’ll buy less – and find it easier to ditch stuff that you don’t really want, just because you think you should be seen in it!

Then you can be really creative with whatever you have left and actually want.

“For example, you can turn a dress into a top that drapes nicely by wrapping a skirt around the dress.”

There’s also some really good advice about how best to get rid of your unwanted items.

Clearing out your wardrobe? These questions will help you decide what needs to go and where »

Women's grey abstract tunic by Just Elegance

Do you have an eye for a real bargain? Check this out!

Normally at this time of year, we’d draw your attention to some sensational new arrival summer lightweights. But we’ve just seen the long range forecast – aaaargh!!!

So you may need something stylish and a touch warmer that you can also head back to when Autumn arrives in force.

The featured garment on this article is this sensational Grey beige abstract tunic – perfect with grey, white or black trousers for example.

And you really – no we mean really – won’t believe the price…


Much of the Just Elegance range is designed in house and manufactured to our own specification, enabling high quality materials and processes to go hand-in-hand with style. Perfect for buying online of course!

But even better, you can get “hands on” with our entire range at a number of real world outlets. There’s one near you – find it with our handy store locator.