Hands up if picking an outfit is the most stressful part of your day! Guilty. But I’m working on it. I recently decided to start building myself a capsule wardrobe. I was fed up of constantly picking pieces that weren’t versatile and didn’t last. With fall fast approaching, the changing season is a prime opportunity to detox your closet and invest in staple pieces. Here are my tips on detoxing your closet.
1. Ask questions
Go through each item in your closet and ask the following questions.Depending on your answers will determine which pile the item goes to.
Does it fit?
Does it make you feel good when you wear it?
Is it damaged or stained?
Have I worn it in the past year?
Next you need to create piles for your clothing items:
Pile 1– It fits, I love it, I wear it frequently. (Keep these items. Obviously.)
Pile 2 – I kinda like it, but not sure if I want to throw it away. (Keep these items for now, put them in a bag or box and put away into closet. If you don’t reach for any of these items after 30 days, throw them away.)
Pile 3– It doesn’t fit, I don’t wear it, it’s in good condition. (Sell or donate these items)
Pile 4– It’s stained and not in good condition. (Throw away these items)
3. Quality over quantity
Your closet should be looking a little smaller now, that’s okay because now you can shop! With building a capsule wardrobe it’s important to choose quality items over quantity.
I’ve been trying to focus more on choosing pieces that use better quality material, and staple items that mix and match well. With throwing away less money on clothes that won’t last you can pick a few items that will last longer and you will get more wear out of.
Hopefully you found these tips helpful, and maybe one day my husband won’t hear the words “I have nothing to wear”.
Thanks for reading,