It is that time of year again, when you begin to prepare for warmer days. There is something very significant about spring. For me it brings a sense of newness and change. Spring is a time when curtains are taken down and cleaned, windows are shined and gardens tended to. I rotate my wardrobe so out of season items are kept in the loft. I am only required to make this change twice a year therefore it is not too much of a hassle. My husband rolls his eyes when I ask him to take down my clothes and footwear from the loft. He has clothes for every season in his wardrobe so it looks far busier than mine.
Children very rarely wear clothes from one year to the next. My children’s wardrobes are far easier to manage.
My tips for decluttering your wardrobe;
1. Make a pile of clothes that fit, flatter you and are in good condition. These are definite keeps.
2. Make a pile of clothes that you like but for some reason do not wear. Perhaps they do not match other garments in your wardrobe. You will keep these with the intention of buying clothes to match. If in six months you have not worn the garment, give to charity.
3. Make a pile of clothes that do not fit, were impulse buys or look tatty. Bin the tatty clothes without looking back. The remainder can be given to charity.
4. Avoid the temptation of buying clothes that are too small in the hope that this will be an incentive for you to lose weight.
5. Avoid buying clothes solely because they are in a sale. Think – would you spend full price on the item? I have been burned a number of times by this. I saw a multicoloured dress retailed at half price and bought it with no idea where I would wear it. Arrived home and realised I did not even like it!
6. Try to create a capsule wardrobe – only buying separates that can be matched to a number of items in your wardrobe. Less clothes but a variety of looks! Access link for more details; www.http://theproject333.com/how-to-build-a-capsule-wardrobe/
Do you impulse by or shop with the intention of complimenting your wardrobe?
Perhaps you have a few tips to share.