Staying in Style - When is it Time to Clear Your Wardrobe?

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Staying in Style - When is it Time to Clear Your Wardrobe? Photo by Colin Armstrong

At some point, you'll know it's time to clear out your wardrobe and replace it with something new. Of course, you do not want to start buying new clothes when what you already have is perfectly acceptable for wear.

In this article, we are going to look at your wardrobe and give you some tips on when it's time to take those going out tops and discard them.

Outdated Clothing
Sometimes, it is time to get rid of something just because it's out of style. Do not get sentimental about old clothing. It will not come back into style for a long time yet. In the meantime, it is only taking up space and steadily deteriorating.

Outdated clothing counts as anything that you haven't worn for more than a year. After a year, clothing that was once in style tends to go out of fashion. You want to stay at the cutting edge of the latest trends, so it's time to let it go.

Does it Fit?
Our bodies are constantly changing, both as we get older and as our lifestyles change. Clothing that once fit like a glove no longer fits at all. This is when it's time to get rid of it. Rather than attempting to lose or gain weight to fit into an old outfit, buy something new.

You should ideally try on your old clothing on an annual basis to see if it still fits. Get into the habit of dedicating a day every year for when you'll try on all your clothing.

Rips and Stains
Check your clothing for any rips or stains. You cannot go out of the house wearing something like this. Let's say you have a skater dress with a stain in it. You do not have to throw it out. Some stains can be removed with the right washing regimen.

If you have any rips, on the other hand, this will likely mean it needs to go. You can repair some holes, but unless you are a dab hand with a thread and needle, it's usually better to scrap the garment and buy something else.

It's Boring
We all get bored of our current looks at some point. Every person goes through a different fashion phase. Compare how you dress now with how you used to dress at school. We bet you'll look nothing alike.

Sometimes, we have to change the way we dress just because we need to come up with something new. We need to reinvigorate ourselves. If this is the case, consider a complete clearing out of your wardrobe.

Before you begin a complete clear out, you should do your research first. Pick a role model from a fashion magazine and write down what you need to accomplish your new look.

Taking Time
Women's fashion can get expensive. If you want to change your wardrobe, do not feel like you have to do it immediately. It's fine to make gradual changes over a period. Things like jeans will never go out of fashion, for example, so you do not have to grab everything you own and toss it outside.

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IKrush is a clothing retailer that is all about women's fashion. They want to empower customers to buy the best clothing, including jeans, jackets, and going out tops.

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