If there is one thing that is important in fashion, it is editing. Now is the perfect time to edit through your own wardrobe to clear out the items you haven’t worn, can’t wear, and just don’t like. If you want to improve your style, then you need to have a clearer understanding of what you have, and more importantly, be able to see your options in full.
This doesn’t have to be a chore, either. You can make it a truly fun experience, get your friends involved, and see this spring clean step checked off your list before the summer solstice.
Get Your Friends Involved
Get your friends or family involved so that you can all enjoy a full clear-out and hang out together. If you need any advice on whether you should keep something or not, they will be there for you. If they love something you don’t, then put it on the side so that you can give it to them later on.
In fact, hosting a clothes switch during this clear-out process is a great activity to enjoy with friends. You can get rid of some clothes you don’t like, introduce new beautiful pieces to your wardrobe, and have a blast with people you love.
Choose Your Classifications
Having a “Keep” pile and a “Get Rid of Pile” is just the tip of the iceberg. If you really want to see the full scope of benefits, you need to separate your clothes more purposefully than that.
Some clothes, for example, are worth selling, others are worth donating, and some still are only worthwhile as fabric scraps used in insulation. You can separate your clothes into these piles and make removing them ethically and responsibly easy.
Take this same concept to your keep pile. If you want to dress better, you need to have a streamlined closet, which means not having winter clothes cluttering it up when it’s summer. Separating your clothes by season will allow you to have a beautifully organised closet full of the clothes you will be wearing.
Remember to Refuel
If you have a particularly large wardrobe, then it can be hard to keep the momentum up and going for long periods of time. That is why you absolutely need to refuel. Order your favourite Thai delivery in Southbank to your door, enjoy delicious food while you chat to your friends or family, and then get back to it. Those clothes won’t sort themselves!
Sell Good Quality Clothes
If you want to sell your good quality clothes, then you will need to really invest in the effort. Ebay is a good place to sell clothes quickly, whereas Etsy or even Depop will allow you to sell them for higher prices.
If you do want to sell them at a higher price point, then you need to invest the time and energy it takes to take good pictures of them. Take inspiration from fashion photoshoots and from other successful sellers for ideas.
Organise the Rest of Your Closet
Finally, now that your closet is cleared out of things you don’t want, and sorted, so you only have weather-appropriate wear, it’s time to decorate. Organise your closet so that it looks beautiful, and don’t be afraid to add décor to really make it beautiful.