January 03, 2020 3 min read
For 2020, we’re taking the spirit of “New Year, New Closet” but ditching the traditional definition. Instead of going on a shopping spree that will create a more hectic and packed closet, we’ve created a list of resources to help you “shop”within your closet. These resources will help you rediscover some garments you may have forgotten about, repair ones that need TLC, and create a like-new wardrobe system that will make you excited for the new year!
The first step in your closet clean-out is to identify what garments you want to keep, are unsure of, or know that you want to get rid of. Here’s our resources for doing that physically and mentally.
One of the most common causes of being overwhelmed by your closet is due to having too many garments and therefore too many decisions to make when getting dressed. Step one in fixing that, is identifying your intentions with your wardrobe and your personal style.
Our Minimalist Wardrobe Workbook is a step-by-step guide to creating a minimalist wardrobe. This workbook walks you through how to audit your closet and create a like-new closet!
Some tips for approaching your closet from all angles -- what you bring into your closet, how you wear your clothing, and how to know when it’s time to get rid of something.
One of the biggest obstacles to overcome when cleaning out your closet is what to do with clothing that youwant to like, but there’s something about them that makes it a challenge to style independently, or with other pieces in your wardrobe.
Annually at the Encircled offices we participate in the Wear Your Closet Challenge. This is a great activity for figuring out what clothes from your “unsure” pile can be moved to the “keep” or “get rid of” piles.
I’ll admit it. Patterns can equally be a challenge to style, or be a simple way to make an outfit more interesting! Here’s a guide to de-mystifying patterns, and our case for incorporating them into your everyday wardrobe.
Just because a capsule wardrobe is versatile, doesn’t mean that you have to resort to muted neutral tones. Having a colour based capsule wardrobe can be a fun way to create a really strong personal style.
So now that you’ve curated your closet to contain the clothing that makes you feel good and excited about getting dressed, what’s there to do with the rest? If you’re planning on getting rid of clothing, there are ethical ways to best go about it. Also, with a less full closet, you have to make sure that the clothing that is remaining lasts for years to come, by taking care of it sufficiently.
One of the most beneficial ways to get rid of clothing that you don’t want anymore is to host a clothing swap with your friends or co-workers.
Learning how to make simple and common repairs to your garments can greatly extend their lifespan. Plus, with your new skills you can help your friends and family to repair their garments and extend the lifespan of their garments.
One of the ultimate best ways to make the most of your closet is taking care of your clothing to make sure that it lasts for a long time.
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