Spring is right around the corner, meaning that it’s time to browse through clothing shops and add some important new pieces to your spring wardrobe.
Spring signifies new beginnings. It’s a great time of year to clean your home from top to bottom and start up new projects. It’s also a great time to give your wardrobe a major makeover.
These three ways to improve your wardrobe will leave you looking stylish just in time for mild weather. It will also keep you feeling organized and refreshed.
1. Get Rid of What You Don’t Wear
This tip has been around for generations and for good reason. Most of us tend to hang onto things that we bought years ago “just in case” we have a reason to wear it later on.
However, chances are that we never will. The only purpose that these items serve is adding clutter to our closet, making it harder to find the clothes that we do wear.
Start by clearing out your closet completely. Then, one by one, go through each item. If you haven’t worn something in two years and it doesn’t have deeply sentimental meaning, toss it. Trust us, you’ll feel better.
You may have several items that you feel neutral about. In these cases, try them on and see how you look in the mirror. That way, you’ll know if the item flatters you or not, making it easier to decide whether or not to throw it out.
2. Stock Up On Basics
Basics like neutral-colored tank tops, black leggings and solid-colored pullover sweaters may not be the first items in the store to catch your eye but these items are required wardrobe staples. That’s because they offer tremendous mix-and-match abilities and are super versatile for a variety of occasions.
Take the simple black ribbed tank top. This top is a comfortable sleepwear tank and is supportive enough for working out. That same black tank can be worn under a blazer along with a pencil skirt for work. Then, you can ditch the blazer and pencil skirt for a metallic mini skirt and some jewelry and head out to the club.
The lesson here is to never underestimate the transformative power of wardrobe basics.
3. Be Realistic
Maybe you have a thing for sparkly cocktail dresses but you only really go out once a month at most. Or, maybe you can’t get enough of cute sports bras but your workout regimen is spotty at best.
Think about where you spend most of your time. If it’s at work, stick to clothes that you would want to wear to the office.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in some cute pieces for special occasions. However, by stocking up on items you’ll wear maybe once in your entire life, you’ll waste a whole lot of money and precious closet space.
Hopefully, these tips will help you make smart wardrobe choices by the time spring comes around.