Switching your wardrobe from winter to spring/summer is a great time to clean out your closet. It can be hard to get rid of things, but here are some tips to help you through it.
Start with the season you just finished. Is there anything you didn’t wear? I’m sure we all could answer yes to this one. There are many reasons we don’t wear certain shirts or pants. Maybe we shrunk them, maybe we gained weight, or perhaps they got damaged by tearing or losing a button.
Even if it’s your favorite sweater, if you shrunk it you need to let it go, or maybe find a friend that it fits. It’s easier to let go of items if you take a photo of them, so have a photo shoot for your most memorable pieces and move on. If you haven’t worn it because you’ve gained some weight, it’s okay, it happens to all of us. Be honest with yourself about what you can achieve. If you’re holding onto jeans you haven’t fit into in 5 years, donate or sell them. There’s no need to keep items around that you can’t wear and that don’t make you feel good about yourself. If you do happen to trim down a little, then it’s a great excuse go on a shopping spree for a new wardrobe! Lastly, If the clothing is damaged then decide if it’s fixable and if you would even wear it once it’s fixed.
As you’re filling up your closet and drawers with your warm season outfits, ask yourself the questions above, but also, is this in style, and would you buy it if you saw it in a store right now.
Go through your accessories, like handbags and jewelry, using the same line of questioning. Once you’ve gone through everything and hopefully decluttered, check out Chicastic and reward yourself with a few new pieces for spring. It’s okay, you’ve got the room now.