Have you been wondering how to give your wardrobe a refresh this spring?
The start of the warm season is a great opportunity to make some changes in your life, and what better way to start with than with your wardrobe? This is the perfect time to go through your closets and figure out what makes you happy, what you haven’t worn in a while and what is missing. As the clothes and accessories you wear every day have a heavy influence over your self-perception, giving your wardrobe a refresh this spring should be at the top of your to-do list. Whether you are looking to curate a chic and modern wardrobe, or you want to revamp your work attire with all the must-haves any boss lady should have, it’s all about looking sharp.
Declutter, Donate, Resell
You’ve probably heard this many times before, but parting with pieces that you no longer wear is a must. You probably forgot about your grandma’s collection of gorgeous pearl necklaces which she passed on to you a while back, or you might even find your much loved bridal earrings that you misplaced after the wedding. Who knows what treasures your closet is hiding?
Start by emptying out your closets and setting aside all the things that you haven’t worn in the past year. This will help you have a clear vision of what your style really looks like. To stay organized throughout the process, create 3 different piles: keep, sell, donate. And if you want to make sure that you are not keeping things that you don’t need, ask your friends for a second opinion. You can organize a get-together with your girls and make a fun day out of it by trying out old clothes. Besides being a good way of spending some quality time with your best friends, you might stumble upon some valuable old gems.
How to Give Your Wardrobe a Refresh This Spring
After all the hard work of decluttering is done, get rid of everything that you marked as donate or resell and start evaluating your keep pile. Take note of anything that needs altering or repairing and set them aside and try to get it all done in one go.
Add a Few Statement Pieces
A statement piece is a unique and eye-catching piece which is usually the first thing people notice about your outfit. Instead of changing your entire wardrobe, invest in a few bold pieces which you can mix and match with many different basic items. Things like a bright coloured coat or a bold piece of jewellery can really transform your entire look, so make sure you snag yourself a few chic items for this spring. But try not to overdo it with your unique pieces as you want to keep your look polished and stylish. A good rule you could follow would be to wear only one statement piece per outfit. That will be enough to do the trick and add value to any look.
Invest in a Timeless Coat
Vintage or new, basic or statement, coats are the ultimate finishing touch for any look. Whether we are talking about edgy leather jackets, denim jackets or chic trench coats, this piece has the power to transform your whole outfit instantly. Instead of buying a different coat for every outfit, try elevating your looks by combining budget-friendly wardrobe basics with one high-quality spring coat. It might be on the pricier side, but a good-quality piece will last a long time and you won’t have to buy one again for years.
Before purchasing a new coat, you should consider your whole wardrobe and try to imagine how that piece would fit in. Take a look in your closet and, if most of your clothes have prints or come in bright colours, opt for a versatile neutral tone for your new coat. But if you mostly own simple, monochrome clothes, choose a piece that is either bold and bright, or features a classic, elegant print.