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Top tips on how to declutter your wardrobe

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of clothes you have in your wardrobe? Do you find it difficult to find certain items when you need them and know that they’re in there somewhere?! If so, now’s THE perfect time to give your wardrobe a healthy declutter! And, most importantly, by freeing up some space means that there’s more room for NEW purchases 😊 … surely there’s no better motivation than that?!

So here’s a few tips on how to create a more organised, fashion-forward wardrobe.

Enjoy…


1) Make time

You need to make sure that you have plenty of time before you start. The de-cluttering process will take a while, but it really will be worth it.


2) Make all your clothes visible

This might seem obvious but it Is quite surprising what you find when you make sure everything Is visible! A lot of us tend to have our clothes rammed in so tightly that you can’t actually see all your clothes. Have a really good look through, you might be surprised with what you find. This process will either re-fresh your wardrobe with clothes you had forgotton about, or make more room when you throw clothes out that you haven’t worn for such a long time.


3) Do a quick wardrobe purge

Take everything out of your wardrobe that you don’t need or want any more – this should be a relatively quick job and if there are some items you’re not sure about you can always leave them and decide at a later date. If you do wonder when you wore them last – a quick trick. Turn the head of the hanger so when you re-check at a later date you can see If It’s been worn recently or not. Then you need to be ruthless and throw things out that you haven’t worn for a long while.


4) Take a reflective inventory of your wardrobe

Now this can be the difficult bit, as often clothes are linked to memories and are sentimental, but really do take your time to think about the clothes you do have and ask yourself:

Do I really need 10 pairs of jeans? As much as I love it, when did I actually last wear that dress? And if after reflection, you realise you don’t actually need them anymore, now’s the time to take these items out.


5) Not sure? Try them on

If you do have 10 pairs of jeans it may be hard to decide which ones you should keep and which ones to throw out. Try them on and see which ones fit and which ones really don’t. A second opinion Is often helpful, and a full-length mirror Is essential.  If you still aren’t sure, it might help to accessorise it with shoes, jewellery and a handbag in order to make that final decision!


6) Clean out your wardrobe regularly

It’s incredible how much dust collects up in our wardrobes so make sure you regularly wipe down any wardrobe shelves you have and hoover out the floor; making your wardrobe look spick and span!


7) Rearrange and reorganise your clothes

Now there’s no right or wrong here, people like to organise their wardrobes in different ways. Some people like to arrange it by seasons, others by clothes types and sometimes it’s all about the colour-coding. Whatever works for you is great 😊


We hope this helps, thanks for reading & have a fab day!

6 Fabulous Friendship Day Gift Ideas to treat your Bestie

It’s International #DayOfFriendship on 30th July so we thought we’d share some fab gift ideas that you could treat your closest pals to. And where better to look for this than #shoppinglocal in our lovely hometown of Royston? 

We all have different friends – the foodie, the fashionista, the lover of bling etc etc, so we thought we’d come up with ideas that could cater for every friend in your circle as well as sharing our favourite quotes along the way 😊.


1) “Life is too short to wear boring clothes”

If your friend is a lover of fashion, and you know their size, why not treat them to a new top or dress from pentlebayclothing.com. Our range of clothing is designed to make women look and feel great all year round and offers minimum effort, maximum style – the perfect duo 😊.

https://www.pentlebayclothing.com/our-range


2) “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cupcakes. And that’s kind of the same thing.”

If your friend loves cupcakes why not head over to “Kelly’s Kitchen” and order a box of Cocktail Cupcakes. Perfect to share with friends or family at a socially distanced BBQ over these summer months.  YUM!

https://kellyscakekitchen.co.uk/shop/ols/all


3) “Wine and friends are a great blend”

We all know that wine is best enjoyed with friends and family, so what better gift to celebrate a fantastic friendship than with wine? Cambridge Wine Royston offer a range of gifts from individual bottles to a beautifully presented gift bag/box.

https://www.cambridgewineroyston.com/


4) “The best things in life are sweet”

From Belgian chocolates, to greeting cards, to a range of gorgeous giftware, there are so many fabulous gift ideas at Ladds in Royston. The store has now reopened in the high street (yay!) but they are also offering local home delivery too.

https://www.laddsroyston.co.uk/


5) “Do something creative every day”

Does your friend always have a pair of knitting needles in their hand? Or do they always have a crafting project on the go? If so, say hello to No.3 Royston! Whether it’s haberdashery, patterns or fabric that you’re after…there’s sew many different crafting gifts and materials you can treat your creative friend to.

https://no3royston.com/


6) “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go”

Does your friend love a little sparkle? If so, how about choosing them a timeless piece of jewellery that they’ll treasure forever. Family run HC Jewellers offer a wonderful range of necklaces, earrings & bracelets – both in store and online: https://hcjewellers.co.uk/ – which will look FAB-U-LOUS when paired with a Pentlebay print 😊.


We hope this helps with your gift search, thanks for reading & have a lovely day!

Top 5 tips on how to dress comfy yet stylish whilst #StayingSafeAtHome

Yes, we all have our days where loungewear and PJs are our favourite go-tos and the idea of “getting ready” isn’t appealing at all. Or we have days where we throw on an uncomfortable pair of jeans and faded tee…just because they’re there and they’re easy. We’ve all been there – and particularly through lockdown. But often, what we really  want is to be able to look chic, with relatively little effort, AND at the same time stay feeling comfy. Sound familiar? While we’re still mostly #stayingsafeathome, we thought we’d share a few tips and tricks on how to how to achieve both of these things – with ease and simplicity!

Enjoy…


1) Say YES to the dress

We all need to take a break from wearing tight-fitting jeans or trousers, once in a while, or from pyjamas/onesies – now that the novelty is wearing off 😊. At Pentlebay we feel that dresses really can be that missing piece to the “what to wear” (whilst mainly staying in) puzzle.  Whether it’s a shirt dress or a printed midi dress… these are all incredibly comfy styles that will not only boost your overall mood but will have you looking dressed to impress all year round – both at home or out and about!

Shop our versatile range of dresses.

2) Wear fabrics that have you ‘feeelin’ good’

We all have our own personal tastes when it comes to the kind of fabrics that we go for and most enjoy wearing. Some of us prefer wearing cottons & linens, whereas others prefer silks and floaty fabrics. Whatever the clothing is that you’re wearing, just make sure the fabric suits you and your lifestyle. Fabric places a huge part in the comfort of clothing and can really change our mood, confidence and productivity; without us even realising sometimes.


3) Play wardrobe dress up & dress down… or a bit of both!

It’s also really important that we wear clothes that make us feel happy and confident in ourselves. Sometimes that means following trends, and other times it’s being a bit more experimental and not so conventional in our dress sense. For example, you can make casual clothes look dressy and vice versa. You can combine multiple materials and patterns to create different looks on different days. You can combine tight fit with loose fit etc etc!  The sky’s the limit! What we’re really trying to say here is just have fun, be creative, be YOU 😊.


4) Accessories can make all the difference

Sometimes, all that is needed is a pair of sparkly earrings, a sophisticated scarf or a fun pair of sunnies, to elevate an outfit and make it look more “chic”. EVEN joggers can look more stylish with the right kind of accessories or jewellery to match!


5) Treat yourself to some good quality basics

It goes without saying that basics should always be the fundamental building blocks to any wardrobe; so with this in mind, we’d recommend making sure that these are of a good quality. At Pentlebay we have a number of basic tees on our website that leave you feeling comfy and looking stylish. Our soft pink v-neck tee, with a rolled sleeve, is made from lightweight viscose fabric with elastane for added stretch.

Shop Now on our website: soft pink v-neck tee.


Thanks for reading, take care & have a lovely day!

Competition Winner

We were blown away with the number of entries to our ‘Win Free Clothes for a Year’ competition.

Thank you to everyone who entered and for your continued support! We truly appreciate it.

The lucky winner was Mel Cann who is already enjoying our range – especially our dresses!

This certainly won’t be the last competition we run, so do follow us on our social media channels to make sure that you don’t miss out on more chances to win some lovely prizes.

https://www.facebook.com/pentlebay

https://twitter.com/pentlebay

https://www.instagram.com/pentlebay/

Thank you!


Love the Pentlebay Team x