As hard as it is to believe some days, spring is coming! In the meantime, let’s prepare for ourselves. Everyone loves a good spring cleaning. It feels good to have a fresh start, and there’s no exception when it comes to our closets. We face our closets every single day, and sometimes there’s more chaos in our closet than there is elsewhere in our houses.
We have a different take on spring cleaning. Let’s call it the Spring Style Check. It’s a time to reassess our style and our belongings that express it.
Here’s how to begin: Open up your dream closet on Pinterest and take note as to what style you have been pinning a lot. How does this style make you feel? What does it say about you? Does your current wardrobe reflect that style? Ponder these questions as you go!
Before we get started, you’ll need three boxes with the labels: donate, sell, and toss. You may also need a cocktail…. Okay, now you’re ready!
Part One: The Quick Cleanse
・Love it!・Not sure?・Hate it!・
We can categorize everything we own into these three categories. The “love its” are those pieces that make us feel great. They express our style and we feel confident wearing them. The “not sures” are one of two things: (1) They’re pieces that we think are cute, but they just don’t really fit our personal style and aren’t flattering on us. Or (2) they’re untapped potential, meaning, we just haven’t found the right pieces to pair with them to create the perfect outfit. The latter is an easy fix which we’ll address in part three.
We all know the “hate its”. Those are the things that live in our closet that we shove to the back that just take up space because we’ve been too lazy to remove them thus far. Some of them we’ve never worn and we feel a little guilty about it, some of them were free so we kept them thinking free is great so maybe someday I’ll wear it, or they were a gift from someone and we feel bad just tossing them. The “hate its” are the easiest to start with. Skim your rack for the hate its tonight and throw them into their respective boxes – donate, sell, or toss.
Don’t feel bad about getting rid of these clothes. Keeping them locked up in your closet does you no good. You’re giving them a chance at a new life with someone who appreciates them and loves them for who they are. You can do this!
When you’re deciding which box an item belongs in, don’t resort to the toss box just because you think “nobody would ever wear this”. If an item is wearable, someone will wear it! Donate it! This a such simple way to help someone else out. The only items that belong in the toss box are things that are beyond wearable, along with all the miscellaneous junk you’re bound to find in there if it’s been a while since the last cleanse.
That’s all for tonight, ladies! We’ll be back at the same time next week for step two in the spring style check! Class dismissed.
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Ashley Dolan - Content Marketing Manager, Hanger.io Ashley runs Hanger’s social media, blog, and content creation. She has a strong appreciation for beautifully crafted content, authentic style, and a well-managed closet. She digs the local food scene, cooking, crafting, and styling events.
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