Lorraine Kelly has inspired us to rifle through our wardrobes at home and do a big spring clean.
In this week's HELLO! diary, the TV star invites us inside her house as she talks us through her favourite, easy-to-wear pieces - and also admits she's thrown out those skinny jeans that don't fit her anymore. We've all been there Lorraine! Read her column below.
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This week I did a long overdue spring clean of my clothes at work and at home. Because of the pandemic, I've been buying a lot of stuff online and going for really easy to wear looks.
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I've opted for mainly shirt dresses in fabrics that don't need any ironing or steaming. My fantastic friend and make-up artist Helen Hand is now allowed to come in every morning and make me look presentable, which is a huge relief. Helen has also been helping me choose outfits every day and we both decided it was time to have a proper sort out.
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I am a big fan of the high street, especially Zara, M&S, Hobbs and Monsoon as well as online brands like Joanie. Also think it's important to support smaller independent companies, especially for accessories.
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I really like to recycle and wear a favourite dress three or four or more times before I put it aside for charity. About four times a year we have a big 'sale' with all of the money raised going to Help For Heroes.
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I do have classic looks like a favourite black leather skirt, black trousers and black pencil skirts as well as cashmere jumpers in bright colours which I hang onto because they never go out of style. Helen and I had a fun couple of days sorting all the clothes out and making everything neat and tidy.
One of her wardrobe staples is a black leather skirt
I discovered some old favourites at the back of the cupboard, and the same thing at home, where I was even more ruthless and got rid of things I haven't worn for years. I had to finally step away from those teeny tiny skinny jeans I keep because "one day they will fit me". I know they really won't because I can't even get them past my ankles.
It's a lovely feeling to have a clear out and actually makes you feel as though you have had a mental spring clean too. I've optimistically put my summer dresses, shorts and T-shirts at the front of the wardrobe and moved all the heavy jumpers to the bottom of the chest of drawers.
Now all we need is some sunshine.
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