Fashion is a bit like a soap opera – it can be difficult to keep up. With each season bringing about a whole new load of trends, it’s no wonder your wardrobe is bursting at the seams. If you wonder how your favourite fashionistas and bloggers navigate each changing season, you’re in luck – it’s all to do with clever wardrobe planning. If you’re fed up with battling to find something to wear underneath the clothing clutter, then these tips can help you learn how to take your wardrobe through the changing seasons.
Prepare to have your life changed!
Start each season with a clear out
As soon as you feel a new season creeping up on you, organise a clear out of your wardrobe. There are some minimalist ways you can thin your wardrobe to help you make the cull, but a lot of it involves being brutal with your clothes and being honest with yourself. If trends you adopted were a fad or you’ve fallen out of love with items – it’s time for them to go. You’ll feel much better knowing your wardrobe is full of pieces that you actually love and can see yourself wearing for more seasons to come.
Save last season’s clothes for next year
While you may not need denim hot pants in the winter or your favourite faux fur pieces in summer, don’t think you need to throw them out. For pieces that will always be in style – keep them in a safe, dry place. You can box them up, vacuum pack or do whatever suits you best. For large wardrobes (particularly in small homes), you might want to consider using Magenta self storage locations to temporarily house your goods. When the new season comes around, you’ll have all of your favourite pieces ready to bring back out and create a whole new load of looks.
One in, one out
If you’re trying to keep things simple, you might want to think about adopting a ‘one in, one out’ policy for your wardrobe. For every new item of clothing you bring into your wardrobe, something else has to go – this stops you from filling your wardrobe with too much stuff, allowing you to see your collection much easier and making it simpler to plan outfits.
Invest in basics to mix in with current trends
One of the key secrets of staying in style season after season is to invest in some quality basics. Jeans, t-shirts, knitwear and other items made from high-quality materials will continue to last – meaning you can carry them through the seasons. This gives you a foundation to create outfits using pieces and accessories that keep the look current – think outerwear and shoes as your season-making pieces.
There are some good decluttering techniques for your wardrobe that you can try to help you stay on top of your wardrobe. If you’re serious about your style, then a seasonal wardrobe assessment is a must and will allow you navigate the seasons with ease. With spring just around the corner, think about ways you can get your wardrobe in order ready for another great season of style.