How to detox your wardrobe the French way

Or how to look more Parisian

wardrobe detox

Or how to look more Parisian

The sun is sort of shining and temperatures are slowly climbing, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to spring clean your wardrobe.

Now any fashion obsessive will know that this is a bit of a ‘mare. How can you possibly throw anything away?

Sure, you might not want to wear that top right now, but what if it comes back in fashion next season?

Turns out, there’s a very simple rule to nailing the perfect wardrobe detox, according to Vestiaire Collective founder Fanny Moizant: she swears by the one-in, one-out rule.

That may sound a bit brutal, but coming from a French woman whose style is always on point, we’re going to go out on a limb here and say it’s probably not a bad shout.

Plus it solves all your wardrobe space problems.

Now if you’re not quite prepared to be this drastic, Vestiaire have also devised a pretty handy closet detox cheat sheet that should help you decide whether it’s really worth keeping that pair of leopard print jeans…

wardrobe detox

Happy sorting!

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.