How to Revamp Your Closet for 2017
Closet Revamp 2017
Now that the holiday season has officially ended and 2017 has begun, it may be time revamp your wardrobe to start the new year out with a fresh look and improved organization.
You don’t need to wait for Spring to start your cleaning and de-cluttering! Read on for tips on how to revamp your wardrobe for the new year and keep your closet organized and fresh!
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Sort Through Your Holiday Gifts.
Okay, we know you weren’t absolutely enamored with every gift you received for the holidays this year. Making returns in store, let alone even driving anywhere near a shopping mall can be a complete nightmare in the post holiday season. However, now that we are well into the new year, lines and crowds have decreased. Most stores only give you a month to make returns for unwanted gifts, so if you don’t want unwanted gifts going to waste and contributing to closet clutter, make sure to take them back for a refund or like before it’s too late.
Get Rid of It.
If you’re still holding on to that beloved, old pair of skinny jeans from high school, but chances are, you will never be able to wear them again, it may be time to part ways. Going through your closet and getting rid of unworn items is perhaps the best way to get a clean slate for a wardrobe and closet revamp. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year, it’s likely that it will continue to sit in the corner, unloved for an eternity, taking up space and increasing the clutter factor that you’re trying to reduce . You do not need to throw these items in the trash. Getting rid of unwanted clothing is simple, and there is a variety of options in which to do so. If you are looking to earn some extra cash, try selling them to recycled or vintage clothing store. You can also donate to your local thrift store and support a cause that you’re passionate about. Many thrift stores have off-site drop off bins, usually located in shopping center parking lots, for convenient drop off of unwanted clothing and other items.
Now that you’ve made it through the hardest part of a revamp (getting rid of stuff!) it is time to figure out what you are lacking. However, this doesn’t mean it’s time for a rogue shopping spree. Rather, it’s a time to analyze and reflect on the sartorial staples missing from your closet that are absolutely necessary to suit your lifestyle, and the events and daily activities that fill it. For instance, think about when you are getting dressed for work in the morning and are in a bit of a hurry. What do you always wish you had to grab and throw on for an instant look that is polished and put together? It may be an every day blazer or a perfect pair of kitten heels that can make even the frumpiest of ensembles look instantly chic. Either way, you’ll have to customize these fill in items to be tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Keep in mind that they should not be overly trendy or unwearable splurges. You want to stick to timeless staples that serve a purpose and will be keepers in your next closet clean out.
After you’ve completed the above steps, now is time organize, rearrange, and coordinate. Again, this must tailored to fit your wardrobe items and your needs when dressing yourself in a way that will make your morning routine stress-free and simple. Many people like to have their closets organized with a color coordination theme, while other arrange items by category. The style of closet coordination is entirely up to you, but you should pick (and stick with!) one system that makes it easier for you to find specific items in a time crunch, and one helps you feel inspired to come up with looks that leaving you feeling stylish and put together for any event or activity.
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