Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spring cleaning your wardrobe

If like me you have limited wardrobe space then it's spring cleaning time -out with the winter wardrobe and in with the spring summer essentials. It's a chore I know but it simply must be done. This is a great time to really thin out your wardrobe and get rid of the clothes that you are absolutely not wearing and decide on your summer capsule wardrode. 

I usually start be going through my wardrobe and pulling out all the pieces I would not be wearing in spring and summer. These I put in one of three piles  - storage, charity shop and swap/sell. Storage is for those clothes I will be wearing again in the winter, charity shop is for the ones I wish to give away and swap is for my impulse purchases that I never wore because it really does not flatter my bodyshape. But what may look awful on you me well be suited to a friend with a different body shape. Alternatively you can opt to sell these items on Ebay or Posh Swaps

My next step is to pull out my spring summer suitcase which can be something of a nightmare when I realise that all those extra puddings during winter have literally gone to your waist and hips. So it is a good idea to try on your summer clothes to see what fits and what is not doing you any favors and add them to the relevant piles.

This way I am able to identify gaps in my wardrobe and make a list as to the summer essentials I need. This helps me to be really focussed when I am out about doing a bit of shopping as I know exactly what I'm looking for and not just buying more of the same.

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