It’s the middle of the Summer and already stores are pushing “Falling into Fashion” for Fall…didn’t we just start enjoying some fun in the sun?
But it’s inevitable…new Seasons bring new styles, and the temptation to shop gets fiercer.
But, before you shop ’til you drop, consider the following ideas for shopping in your closet:
1) IF IT DOESN’T FIT, GET RID OF IT.
Go through your closet and get rid of anything you pull out (clothing, shoes and accessories) that no longer fits. You only have so much closet space, holding on to a pair of jeans that you can no longer zip up is just taking up valuable space.
2) HOST A STYLE SWAP.
This is a great way to save money and refresh your closet. Invite your girlfriends (and tell them to pass the invite on to their friends) to bring all the items they no longer wear (as long as they’re not ripped or stained) for trading with other attendees. Ideally, everyone leaves with several articles of ‘new’ clothing while offloading things that are no longer needed.
3) MIX & MATCH.
Often, we get so used to wearing certain tops with specific pairs of pants (and vice versa) and we miss out on other potential outfits that could be right there in front of us. Mix up how you put outfits together. You will be surprised at how many new possibilities are hidden in your closet.
4) SEE IF ANYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN.
Before you toss the items that have been relegated to the back of your closet for the past five years, take a closer look to see if any of them have made their way back into the style spotlight. Chances are, at least a few things can be put back into rotation.
I hope these ideas will not only freshen up your wardrobe, but also save you some cash.
Do you shop in your closet? Do you have some other ideas? Let me know in the comment section below!