The Clothes Doctor Journal

5 Top Tips For a Tidy Wardrobe

Professional declutterer Chloë Howat shares her foolproof steps to wardrobe wellness...

Chloë Howat

Can’t find anything in your wardrobe? As a professional organiser, I’ve seen my fair share of cluttered storage.

These simple steps can streamline and transform any wardrobe in no time at all...

1. Declutter

The first step to creating a tidy wardrobe is letting go of items that should no longer be in there. Pick up an item and ask yourself honestly: do I love this or use it on a regular basis? If not, it’s time to say goodbye.

How to Pin your Clothes for Alterations

Creating the perfect fit couldn't be easier


Safety pinning your item ready to be altered might feel a bit intimidating, but trust us, it really is straightforward, especially when you follow our handy hints.


You should be wearing your item for pinning

Try not to breathe in while pinning

Evening Standard Meets Clothes Doctor

The London-based digital start-up repairing and reinventing your wardrobe

Lulu O’Connor recently heard a sound dreaded by all fashion-lovers. “It was that heart-breaking rip which means you’ve just torn your favourite pair of jeans,” she says.

But O’Connor didn’t read her denim the last rites - in fact, when we meet, she’s wearing the same pair with an invisible patch over the tear.

The 31-year-old has just founded The Clothes Doctor, a start-up based in Earls Court offering an online alterations, customisation and repairs service.

Garments are picked up by couriers on any London doorstep, taken to seamstresses in Cornwall and returned ready for wear.