Out With The Old: A Guide To Wardrobe Wellness
Written by Brooke Tucker-Reid
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get your wardrobe in good shape for summer. This is no easy task but it’s a necessary one. So roll up your sleeves and dedicate a few hours to the cause. Try EVERYTHING on Trying every single piece of spring/summer clothing you own may seem daunting but it’s crucial to the process. Is that dress a little too small right now, but you plan on losing weight? Ditch it. Does that top make you feel less than desirable? It’s gone. Your clothes should make you feel empowered, chic and fearless. Toss anything that doesn’t make you feel that way. There are always a few pieces of clothing in our closets that do nothing but collect dust. When we look at them we say, “Maybe it’ll come back in style,” or “My grandma bought me that cardigan for my 21st birthday – it has sentimental value.” Clothing does not have feelings. Pitch it. End of story. Hack your closet Invest a little, to save on space. Spend a few bucks on felt or wooden hangers with metal hooks. They take up a lot less room than plastic hangers. Think about investing in a closet organizer too. Sometimes your brain needs a little convincing. Try turning all of your hangers the opposite way on the rod. As you wear each item, hang them the normal way. You’ll learn very quickly which pieces you wear often and which simply take up space. Maximize your closet space by storing off season garments in your basement or storage locker. If those options aren’t available to you, some manufacturers make bins that fit under your bed. Now what? So now you’ve streamlined your wardrobe. What should you do with all of your perfectly good clothing?
- Donate them to the Salvation Army or an independent clothing bank
- Recover some of your clothing budget by selling them in a consignment shop
- Organize a clothing swap soiree with your besties
What you wear has a profound effect on how you see yourself. So be ruthless with your wardrobe, toss those saggy bottom yoga pants, and wear what makes you feel like a queen. You may have fewer pieces as a result of your spring purge, but any outfit you put together will be on-point. Do you struggle with wardrobe wellness? What are your favourite tips and tricks?