AN EXTREME organiser has revealed how she has ditched her wardrobe to just seven dresses; one for each day of the week.
Ilona Harding, from Buckingham, said her slimmed down wardrobe means she never has to worry about what to wear each morning and always feels “presentable.”
Ilona wrote on Facebook: “After two years of gradually minimising my wardrobe I have created this….7 dresses, one for each day of the week!
“I will update it at Easter for spring/summer. I love it as I never have to wonder what to wear each morning but I always feel smart, presentable and most importantly comfortable.
“I have been doing this since September and I haven't tired of it yet.”
Her post has racked up hundreds of likes from impressed social media users, with many saying they wanted to try it for themselves.
Ilona, who works as a school matron, told Fabulous: “My wardrobe used to be full to bursting with many items never seeing the light of day.
“I would often return from the shops with random tops or trousers that didn't really go with anything and then have to buy another item to make up an outfit.
“This was costly and wasteful.
“I leave for work at 7. 30 am Monday to Saturday and would often spend my precious time trying to make a decision about what to wear instead of enjoying a leisurely breakfast.”
Ilona revealed how she forked out £300 on her capsule wardrobe of seven dresses, and is now saving £100 a month on purchasing clothes she no longer needs.
She added: “This wardrobe has seen me through both autumn and winter. I wear thick tights and boots and if it's cold, a thermal cami and cardigan.
“I will change it over in the spring making sure everything is still in good condition before storing it away.
“If anything is looking tired and worn I will retire it and replace it the following autumn.”
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If she is doing outdoor activities like walking her dog Moby, she adds in a pair of wellies, jeans or waterproof jacket.
Ilona continued: “I haven't become bored yet, as the relief of just taking the dress off the days coathanger is liberating.”
Ilona has now started an Instagram account @myminamilistwardrobe where she gives tips to inspire others.
One impressed person wrote on Facebook: “Love it.
"Dream stuff to do this and have something lovely each day.”
Another said of her wardrobe: “Please come do mine.”
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