Spring Clean Your Lingerie Drawer

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Ladies, Spring is here and it's the perfect time to take a look in your underwear drawer and give it a refresh. Spring signifies change - the transition from Winter to Spring and it is a very significant time.

Spring represent rebirth, newness, and spring cleaning sets the platform on which you get rid of the old to let in the new - in this case new lingerie!

So here are some tips on how to spring clean you lingerie drawer:

  1. Remove all your lingerie, lay them out on your bed and have a good look at what you have. Any lingerie that looks unsightly, falling apart, misshapen - get rid of it. Girl you know you need to remove it unless there is a sentimental reason you need to keep it - then do so - if you must.

  2. Now, once you’ve decided what you want to keep, sort your lingerie into relevant piles - sets, briefs, slips corsets etc and leave them in their piles for now.

  3. Before your return your lingerie to your drawer - give your drawer a light clean with a gentle cleaning wipe - nothing too harsh and allow to dry

  4. Once your drawers are dry we suggest lining your drawers with scented liners, this will make your drawer and lingerie smell absolutely amazing.

  5. Alternatively, scented pouches are cool to keep in your drawer or even lightly spray with the perfume of your choice.

  6. Now your drawers are smelling absolutely fabulous darling and if you wish, you can insert drawer dividers to compartmentalise your already organised lingerie - check them out in Amazon

  7. Your lingerie is now ready to be placed back in your your drawers to organise how you wish.

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To help you stay on top of your game - Check out our post on How to Care For Your Lingerie which gives you tips on how to clean and maintain your lingerie.
And finally if you need to top up on new lingerie check out our shop for bespoke silk lingerie and our Luxe Box - our monthly subscription service which delivers beautiful silk briefs to your door.

There you have it - Spring clean drawers fit for the boudoir queen that you are

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It is not a secret that we women have a love hate relationship with our bodies, whether it be our bum, legs, thighs, nose or breasts, there will always be something we're dissatisfied with, which is normal. You would have to be pretty superhuman and mentally elevated to look at yourself in the mirror and say “I am perfect” and walk away truly believing this. I personally have to say this mantra a couple of thousand times before my mind gets it, but hey - I’ll save that for another blog post perhaps…

For now, let’s talk about breasts and our relationship with them.

It is a topic that we at Olyinka, being a lingerie brand, talk about on a daily basis, and one of the most contentious issues around the subject of breasts, is shape. Are they perky enough, big enough, are they too small, too flat, too droopy? Do they feel ok? Are they too hairy, freckly, wrinkly, spotty and are you less than a woman because you don’t have breasts? All these issues and more are very real for women.

In one of our newsletters we discussed how we view our bodies and asked the question; If we saw our bodies beyond the aesthetic, would we treat it differently?

What if you viewed your body as a vessel whose purpose is to carry your spirit and help you to navigate your life on this earth?

We believe that if you viewed your body a something that needs to be aesthetically pleasing and perfect - you will be forever wanting to change it.

However, If you understood that your body is designed to carry your spirit, to nourish and care for you, in order for you to function effectively and operate at your highest level, then maybe you would view your body no matter the shape, size and imperfections,  as a thing of beauty.

So, breasts - what are their functions? Well, to nourish, to comfort, a symbol of seductive expression. They represent love, affection, emotion, compassion, so it is no coincidence that our breasts are connected to the heart.

The ancients viewed the breastplate as a symbol of power, so to all women who do not have breasts for whatever reason, your breastplate contains your power, you are still spiritually whole, you are still woman - remember this.

To encourage you, we found the following article in The Cut Magazine - New York Women who draw their boobs. The Cut polled 57 New York women, ages 17 to 72 (plus one 4-year-old who grabbed the marker from her mom) and asked them to draw their boobs and write one sentence explaining how they feel about them. In cafés and bars, on playground benches and on the way to work, women laughed when they heard the question, disparaged their drawing abilities, and gave it a shot.

Check out the article here and read what women really feel about their boobs, you may feel the same also. What is your relationship with your body, are you happy, dissatisfied?

Lets start the conversation below… we would love to know…


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Olyinka is a brand that produces beautiful, handcrafted, vintage-inspired lingerie. It is also our mission to change the narrative of the lingerie industry by encouraging, inspiring and empowering women which we do via our monthly newsletters, in addition, you will also have first access to exclusive news, freebies and discounts. So sign up below! Be part of our movement! And as a thank you, you will receive our exclusive pocket eBOOK: 10 Steps to Body & Mind Confidence which contains 10 keys every woman should know to obtain all round body confidence. Sign up here!