It’s that time of year again, ladies. Time to come out hibernation, throw those windows wide open, and have a good old clear out ready for a fresh new start this spring. As your tearfully put your onesie away with your winter clothes, do not despair.
Everyone knows that out with the old, in with the new is a fantastic excuse to hit the shops, so here is a guide to help you make space for all of those fabulous new items you know you deserve. Unsure of exactly what to throw out, donate or give away? We have compiled a simple and decisive list of five criteria for clothes that have to go, for when you can’t quite make up your mind.
What doesn’t fit you
We all do it. We all have clothes one, two or even three sizes too small for us lurking at the back of our wardrobes. We’re all just waiting for the day that we magically shrink back down to the size 10 we were when we were 16. The truth is, though, life is too short to hold onto things that only serve as a constant reminder of something we are not, or something we have not achieved. Chuck them, and focus on looking great in clothes that fit!
What you’ve never worn or doesn’t match anything
Anyone else have a couple of cool, quirky items in their wardrobe that they bought on a whim, and have never found the opportunity to debut them? Yep! Get rid of them. If you haven’t found a reason to wear them yet, you never will.
What needs repairing
If you’re anything like us, you have a pile of clothes that need new buttons, holes stitching up or hems re-sewn, just waiting for that moment that you think ‘I think I might do some sewing!’. This moment does not exist. Just throw out the clothes.
Anything you haven’t touched in year
If you haven’t worn a particular item in the last year or so, you’re not going to wear it again. Therefore, it’s definitely not worth keeping. Just cull anything you don’t regularly wear. Trust us, you won’t miss it.
Whoever said that it wasn’t a good underwear day every day? Let’s be honest, wearing nice underwear makes you feel sexy, even if you know that nobody’s going to see it. Just get rid of the period pants. They only make you feel slobbish and un-feminine.
So there you have it, a list of five definitive criteria for whittling down your wardrobe during this year’s spring clean. Be sure to start afresh, with not an item of clothing you don’t like in sight. You can thank us later.
Last weekend was when I got on with my own Spring Wardrobe Cleanup. Hope you all get to it soon.
Do share your thoughts on how your spring cleanup went.