It’s hard to imagine with this lingering beautiful weather that we’ll soon be needing our sweaters and boots; but we all know the cold is just around the corner. The change in seasons is the perfect time to re-evaluate your wardrobe.
Below are a few trusty tips we share with our clients to help with this process:
PURGE. If you have not worn an article of clothing in the past year, it is time to let it go. There are many pieces in our closets that we hold onto for various reasons, but if it no longer fits, has holes or stains, is uncomfortable or out of style, it is taking up precious real estate. We all make mistake and impulse purchases (some costing a pretty penny) but don’t let your feelings of guilt get the best of you, consider consigning to make up for some of the loss.
HANGER FLIP. For the items you are truly unsure about, we suggest flipping the hanger so it faces the reverse direction. At the end of the season if you do not choose to wear these items, it’s time to add them to your giveaways. If you think you could use a personal stylist, EDITstyling is amazing and can help you create exciting new looks curated from the clothes you already own.
GET TO THE TAILOR. If any clothes need alterations or repairs, take them out of your closet and add this errand to your to-do list. These tasks are simple to accomplish but often get overlooked and forgotten. For those looking for in-house tailoring, Haute Hamperwill come to your home, take care of any alterations and deliver once completed.
RESHUFFLE. Change your closet around… shorts, summer dresses and linen tops no longer to be front and center. Be sure to have the items that you wear daily easily accessible. Before moving and storing any summer clothes, be sure to take a good look. If there are items that you did not even wear this past season, feel free to add those to your consignment pile. Be sure to take care of anything that needs dry cleaning or repair so that’s it’s ready when the time comes to pull it out again.
GIVEAWAY BAG. Always keep a giveaway and/or consignment bag in your closet. Just knowing it’s there may allow you to get rid of some items no longer worn more readily as there is a suitable place to put them. Once the bag(s) are full, donate and/or consign. A few of our local favorite consignment shops are Penny Pinchers Boutique, Luxe Luxury Labels and Roundabout Designer Closeouts & Consignments.
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