It is important to have a structure to your wardrobe. You need some basics in a good neutral colour that suits you. If you are struggling to work out what your neutral colours are, you may need a colour analysis . You will need two or three pairs of trousers, skirts and jackets (this needs to be altered according to your lifestyle pie chart) in neutral colours which can then be mixed and matched with tops, blouses and knitwear in a range of flattering colours. If you get it right, you will be able to make several different outfits out of a handful of items.
Once you have decided what to keep, make three piles with the discarded items. One pile of good quality, clean and relatively up to date items that you can either sell through a seconds shop or on ebay.