Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe
Laura MRenowned Fashion and Beauty Blogger with Miss Mafia.
As we head into summer, it’s the perfect time for a wardrobe sort-out. When you get rid of the clothes you don’t want or need, you discover items you’d forgotten all about and you make room for new pieces. So what are you waiting for? If being decisive isn’t your strong point, you’re not alone. For anyone who struggles to decide what to keep for the summer and what to say goodbye to, here are three essential questions to ask yourself for a successful wardrobe revamp.
First off, if you didn’t wear it last summer, are you really likely to wear it this summer? The answer is, probably not. If clothes are in good condition, give them to friends or donate them to a thrift store.
The same goes for whether clothes fit. If you’re keeping something that’s too small in the hope that you’ll lose weight, and one year on you’re still the same weight, then it’s time to stop beating yourself up. Get rid of it and make way for something that makes you feel good about who you are right now. Life’s too short, and wardrobe space is too precious, to hang onto clothes that don’t fit. Similarly, if it’s too big, it’s not going to flatter you or make you feel good about yourself, so throw it out.
IS IT IN GOOD REPAIR?
No matter how much you love that dress, if you spilled red wine over it at a party last summer, it’s probably ruined and you can’t wear it. Take a good look at the clothes in your wardrobe and if they’ve got holes and stains that can’t be fixed, throw them in the trash.
HAVE I GOT OTHER ITEMS TO WEAR WITH IT?
If, however, you have items that can be repaired or revamped, get your needle and thread out and start sewing. Set some time aside to turn jeans into shorts, or shorten that strap on the dress that shows too much cleavage, and you’ll have more clothes to wear this summer.
Spring cleaning your wardrobe is the perfect opportunity to rediscover items you’d forgotten about or stored away over winter.
For example, perhaps you fell head over heels in love with a pair of leopard print pants last year, but you’ve never worn them because you didn’t buy a top or shoes to match them at the time. During a spring clean, you remember that black blouse you picked up in a sale, a white jacket that would look great with those pants, or some shoes that you bought for a wedding but would suit more casual wear. Hey presto, you’ve got yourself a new outfit without spending a dollar!
Spring clean your wardrobe when you're feeling fresh and inspired. Get a friend to help you come up with ideas and suggestions for breathing new life into the items you do decide to keep. Open the windows, let the sunshine in, and get ready to step out in style this summer!