As winter turns to spring, it may be time to give your wardrobe a full-on makeover. A change of season can be a great opportunity to take stock of your closet and re-examine how your clothing selection supports your lifestyle.
Introduce and identify reliable staple pieces to reduce the anxiety of picking an outfit each morning. Throw out what’s left of old trends so your closet isn’t filled with dated clothes that you’re never going to wear anymore.
These are some of the many practices you can use to build a strong wardrobe that serves your needs. So put away those snow boots and read up on how you can give your closet a facelift!
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Started
Does it Bring You Joy?
It can be difficult to decide how to create the best wardrobe for you. A good way to start is by outlining necessities and figuring out your clothing priorities. Take a tip from Marie Kondo by taking inventory of all the clothes you have and asking yourself, “Does this bring me joy?”
Feeling good about the clothes we wear directly correlates with feeling good about ourselves. The right dress or jacket can bring needed confidence and make you feel like the best version of yourself.
Joy comes in many different forms and from all sorts of places. Clothes should be an uplifting presence in your life, whether it’s through comfort, appearance or both.
Will This Item Be Wearable in 5 Years?
The ebb and flow of style trends can make the best of us feel like we’re falling behind. However, some items are more timeless than others. Break down your wardrobe by staples and trends.
Staples are items that can act as a base for a variety of outfits. These are clothes you can pick up at any time without worrying about how you’ll feel in them. Think about your favorite pair of jeans or a crew neck sweater. Prioritize clothes that are durable and that's aesthetic has stood the test of time.
Trends come and go. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy clothes that are trendy. Having clothes that follow the cultural moment can be a fun addition to your closet, but use them sparingly to build a wardrobe that is budget-friendly and sustainable long term.
Where to Start
Sometimes the hardest part of a wardrobe make-over is finding the right place to start. Below are some tips and tricks to get you on your way.
Recycle Old Clothing
Having an organized closet completely changes the way we view our clothing. Ever wake up and feel like you have too many clothes but nothing you want to wear? Get rid of what you don’t need so you can focus on what you really want.
Sort through your closet or dresser picking out the old clothes that you don’t wear anymore. If garments don’t fit, ask yourself if they’re worth tailoring. If not, give them away.
Find a good second-hand store and give your old clothes a new home!
Sometimes we hang on to clothes just for the sake of having them. We don’t always consider if they provide value to our lives and they hang around taking up space. Outline your priorities and clear out the clutter!
Reconsider the Purpose of Each Garment
Think about the role that each piece of clothing plays. Now think about if that can change. This practice is helpful in a variety of ways. Find ways to make the old feel new. Try old clothes in new styles. Spruce up clothes that feel overly familiar with a statement piece or some tasteful jewelry. This practice works well on a small budget. While you’re at it, refine your second-hand shopping skills to add unique and affordable clothes.
Associate Your Clothing With Your Lifestyle
How do your clothes fit your lifestyle? Are you a Victorian countess looking for the perfect suitor? No? Then you probably don’t need an array of extravagant ballroom gowns.
Gym rat? Then you should have a strong selection of athletic wear to choose from.
Do you work somewhere with a more professional dress code? Invest in a stylish yet staple blazer.
It’s also important to consider how your clothes will feel over the course of several hours. If something looks great but is slightly uncomfortable, it may become increasingly irritating throughout the day. Prioritize clothing that looks and feels good, but is also versatile enough that you won’t want to change with every change of setting.
Your clothes should align with the life you live. Thinking about your wardrobe in this way will help create a more comfortable and convenient life for yourself.
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