Monday, 25 May 2020

A Guide To Decluttering Your Wardrobe



As, this week we have been discussing ways to clear out your wardrobe on our Live stories here are a few tips to organising a timeless wardrobe 

If you have reached the point where you can not get in or out of your wardrobe.. Its time.. We always thought you can never have too many clothes or shoes 




Tip one make sure all styles are folded the same way, separate by category, check all hangers fit the same or are replaced if broken.


    

 Deciding which items to keep can be tough, if you are struggling to find away, why not invite a family member to help or after lock down invite a style service, like our own, which currently we are able to offer advice online via voom 


Madia Matilda, wardrobe revamp online service



Ways to tackle decluttering

Start with the Four-Box Method. Where you use four boxes and label them: Alter, trash, give away, keep. (Sidebar; as well as your wardrobe, this can be done for any room in your home.) Place each item into one of the boxes - be brutal if necessary. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. This may take days, weeks, or months, but it will help you see how many items you really own and you’ll know exactly what to do with each item. 

If you’re new to decluttering, and you want to do more than just your wardrobe you can slowly ease yourself into it by tackling one room at a time. Storage boxes, are also useful when organising. Label or plan each box, folding bags, vacuum bags, jewellery stand, more hangers or suitcase to name a few. 

Another useful tip, but will only happen over time if you want to declutter in a less harsh manner, if you are unsure of what to get rid of. Donate clothes you never wear. To identify them, simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.

Create a decluttering checklist. It’s a lot easier to declutter when you can visualise how it will look or where you need to get started. 


Ask yourself tough questions, like: 

Have you worn it in the last year? 

Does it have a special meaning/ Sentimental value?

Does it fit?

Is it in good condition?

Does it need fixing or will you take to be altered?

Does it make you feel good?

Does it go with other things in your wardrobe?

Is it annoying or uncomfortable to wear?






Sometimes the best styles, get worn out, tired and you feel its time to put those loved items firmly behind us, in this case getting rid and making space for new items is okay. There are lots of sustainable ways to let go of old items without letting them go to landfill. 

For instance Depop and Loved clothes last are great initiatives 

Is a marketplace for unwanted clothes that perhaps no longer fit or are not to your taste any longer. Rehoming an item of clothing is better than it going to landfill, it provides that garment with a longer lifespan for someone else to enjoy and helps the planet. 






Check out our depop here for discounted items as we use depop as an outlet for unsold stock instead of sending to landfill


With a similar ethos to us; love your clothes is a great resource, perfect for finding out care tips or sourcing recycling centers or even to sell your own clothes on their site 






For clothing items you just can not go without, find a local tailor or send in to us (after lockdown), as we understand how much a loved top or skirt, can bring so much joy and memories; so why not fix or amend any that are in need of some tlc. 

Check out our alterations price list here






Another way, is to hold swap parties or swishing; a fun way to get rid of unwanted items in your wardrobe. Once lockdown is over and government guidelines specify, invite friends over with their unwanted clothing and see what you can swap, make sure all clothing is laundered and you may find some great finds and come away with new things for your wardrobe that won't cost you a thing.



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Clothes To Wear In Quarantine Or Going For A Walk



For Classic Eternal style, Make It M&M


Timeless staples with a modern twist. Cool classic styles to wear at home and out for a walk, the season's prep essentials embody an eternal summer.






Shop Styles

Vera - Vest Top

Delma - Playsuit  Chelsea - Denim Skirt & Lara Crop Top


To shop these items and more see here


Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Bored - Things To Do During Self Isolation

We've prepared a few easy to download and play games, and tips follow us on Instagram Stories to play along @madiamatilda #madiamatilda





Quarantine does not have to feel like this, keep watching our blog for cooking tips, sewing guides and
don't get our bored, check out our interactive GIFs games for Instagram, follow us and join in. See below for post you can share































Although, this maybe the new normal for some, we believe this is the perfect time, to start a new hobby, whilst staying safe in quarantine with family.





Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Everyday is Earthday for us


Our brand takes pride in our sustainable fashion ethics. We love our earth as much as we love fashion and continue to cherish and protect it by offering you all a sustainable alternative to fast fashion. 






Earth Day supports the need for change and awareness of our environment. In these uncertain times one thing is for sure, our planet needs us to change! Above are some interactive games to join in with on Instagram, if you like what we put out sign up to our newsletters








Sincerely Madia & Matilda 


Sunday, 12 April 2020

Spring Seasons Top Picks



Wide leg trousers, ditsy print skirts, ribbed tops and strappy dresses.. Even though more of us now face staying in, Madia & Matilda still has plenty of new fashion to browse.

 Get ready for events later in the year with statement eveningwear, or look to oversized sweatshirts and fun accessories for an instant pick me up. Plus, our Easter SALE is Extended.
 
Lisa May Tank Top, MadiaMatilda


Victoria Jacket, Madia Matilda



Sale, MadiaMatilda










Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Monday, 6 April 2020

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Thank you to all of those who are self isolating and a big THANK YOU to all our key workers on the front line! ❤ 

Stuck in isolation but still want to dress up nice for the Easter weekend? Well then, this giveaway is for you! 
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Up for grabs are 4 prizes:
1. Jenna - Trouser
2. River - Pleated Cap Sleeve top
3. Lelia - Wrap Top
4. Kiera - Flora Printed Dress 

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EASTER GIVEAWAY WILL CLOSE ON Friday 10th April 12pm (UK time)
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Sunday, 29 March 2020

Tips For Coping At Home During Covid19





Current Status: Cautiously working - We are open for orders and are delivering as normal

We remain open for business and rest assured we are closely monitoring every development making sure everything we do is right for you, in line with government and World Health Organisation guidelines – plus we are also taking some steps ourselves to help things run smoothly during the Covid-19 outbreak.

We take the welfare of our customers very seriously and we recognise that this is a particularly worrying time for you all. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, we are continually updating the measures being put in place surrounding delivery, returns, customer service



We aim to keep you in the know with the most up to date information, but because the situation is complex and evolving rapidly, things may change, so please check back here for the latest updates.
If you need to get in touch

We are currently extremely busy and appreciate your patience at this time. We know this is frustrating and we’re continually reviewing our options and looking to find new ways of being available to you.
 



Work From Home Style
Making a Payment


For more information or concerns, visit the ‘Help’ pages or check ‘My Account’ and you’ll also be able to see the range of payment choices that are available to you. The checkout is a really easy way to track order status, payment.

Your deliveries & returns

All of our carriers are still delivering, and we will continue to practice social distancing to minimise the risk of contact – you can help by ensuring you have updated My Account with the best safe place to leave your parcel.

Our standard delivery is currently taking slightly longer than normal on one person goods.








Many Collect Plus stores and Post Office counters remain open wherever possible for deliveries and returns. A very small number of stores are currently closed and have been removed from the list of available stores at checkout. Please check here https://www.myhermes.co.uk/tracking-results.html& or Royal mail at https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder. Or







Thank you

We hope this is a little bit of comfort in unsettled times and we’ll keep you right up to date when things change, take care and thanks for your continued support.

Stay Safe 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda