Thank you to Stefania Bartolomei, a London-based Italian Style coach and founder of One of a Style for sharing her top tips for a Spring wardrobe changeover.
Spring Wardrobe Changeover Tips
Get rid of any items you didn’t wear over the winter
If you have jumpers, cardigans, coats, and cold weather wear that you didn’t touch over the last few months, don’t put them into storage to be unused for another year, put them in a charity bag to give away. This is a great time for a clear out of those items that don’t serve you, and will release you of adding them back in as the colder months come back around.
Give the loved items a wash before you put them into storage
Remember that wonderful clean clothes smell as you do a load of laundry? That’s how your items will smell when you bring them back out for Autumn/Winter! I recommend taking your delicate items to a dry cleaner if you can, as this will ensure even greater usage options in the future too.
Put your clothes in tissue paper, so you don’t have to iron them
Remember when you bought that special piece of clothing from a bespoke store, or from an online retailer, and it came in tissue paper? The reason for this is so the item doesn’t crease. Treat yourself to some lovely tissue paper and fold your clothes within it so you don’t have to get out the iron when you take out the clothes again when you do your winter wardrobe changeover
Now when it comes to the clothes to put into your wardrobe…
Check through all the items before
Are there any items that you saved for this spring/summer that just don’t fit your needs, personality, or style? Don’t let them sit in your wardrobe and take up space, just pop them in that charity bag and let them go to a new home!
Create some outfit ideas and SHOOT them
I love knowing the outfits that work together, it truly helps on a daily! Put together your week’s outfits before hanging the clothes up, and take a photo as it’s easy to forget. Extra tip: save your outfits photos into a secret Pinterest board and whenever you need to consult them, you just open the board and get inspiration!
Do any of the clothes need to be tailored or washed?
If you need to get some pieces tailored or washed, you can do this now before the stress sets in and you find out the dress you wanted to wear that week (or on that day!) no longer fits you. Try on your pieces before hanging them up and make sure they don’t need to be altered or washed before going into your cupboard.
Do you need any additional items to make more outfits work?
Now you have gone through all your pieces, and know which ones you want to keep, do any of the outfit ideas need an additional piece to make it work better? Perhaps that dress would be great with a new pair of trainers; your skirt is in need of some new tops to go with it – figure out the few key items you may need to invest in and make a shopping list to help you.
If you’d like a hand with preparing for the Spring/Summer, and are looking for some stylist support with a wardrobe edit or a Personal Style Masterclass, I can offer these in person or online to suit your needs. I’d love to help you take on the new season with added confidence and a wardrobe that truly oozes confidence!
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