Springtime means Spring cleaning — whether it’s your home or your closet, it always feels good to start fresh as the weather gets warmer. Us girls, sometimes have a hard time letting go of “that shirt you might wear to that one concert that you’re going to 4 months from now,” and for some reason it is hard to part with some clothes, even if we know there is a slim chance that we will actually wear them again. The chance that “we might” leaves us with a closet full of clothes we barely wear, but Spring is here, and it’s time to be rid of those clothes that are taking up precious space in our overstuffed closets. Since we know how hard it is to part with some items, here are some Spring closet cleaning tips that will help you create a wardrobe that works for you.
1. The One-Year rule
If you haven’t worn it in over a year, put it in the donation pile. If you haven’t been excited to wear it within the past year, you most likely won’t wear it in the coming year either. Make room for something new!
2. Separate Work And Play.
If you have a job that requires you to dress up, keep this in mind when sorting through your closet. Create a separate section for work clothes, and another for weekend and casual wear.
3. Keep The Classics
If you’re guilty of buying all the latest trends, your closet is probably filled with items you have only worn once or twice. Remember the one year rule and kick the once worn trends to the curb. Instead, hold on to classic cut blouses, dresses, and jeans.
4. Consider Comfort
Comfort is key when it comes to looking and feeling your best. So, although that sweater is super cute, if you can’t bear how itchy it makes your arms, its time to say goodbye.
5. Fit & Flatter
Before you hold on to an item, make sure it fits. Theres a slim chance you will wear an item if it doesn’t fit and flatter your body in a way that makes you feel confident while wearing it.
Not every style of clothing works for every body type, so find items that flatter you and your body, and get rid of the ones that don’t.
6. Pick Favorites
If you are trying to minimize your wardrobe, picking your favorite items and sticking to them is a good place to start. If you have 5 different black cardigans and at least 2 pairs of shoes in every color, its time to narrow down your options. Pick your favorite out of the items you have multiple versions of. If picking one is too difficult, pick your favorite plus the most practical so you give yourself more items to work with. (Unless its black heels, because its always ok to have lots of black heels.)
7. Consider Color
Keep clothing in colors that you know bring out your best features. If you know a color washes you out or is too out there to actually wear, send it to the donation pile. Keep black, white, and grey basics and whatever colored items that make you look and feel your best.