How To Revamp Your Wardrobe Without Spending A Cent!
The looming Skip Destiny Magazine Fashion Exchange allowed me the creativity to look at my wardrobe with a whole new set of eyes! I do not know whether it is the pressure of exchanging my mere garments with the elite and monied residents of Sandton *gasp* or the fact that no matter how full my wardrobe is, I never have anything to wear! and this is the case with most ladies. As previously mentioned, Destiny Magazine is hosting various fashion exchanges around Gauteng where ladies can exchange their high-fashion clothes in order to improve or revamp their wardrobes. With Spring just around the corner, these fashion exchanges could not have come at a better time.
For those of us who may not be at an advantage to attend these fashion exchanges, there are a lot of ways one can revamp our wardrobes without even spending a cent. I recently also just suffered the I-dont-have-anything-to-wear pickle as I found myself wearing the same pair of jeans almost every other day because everything else did not fit me anymore (one of the unpleasant by-products of losing weight). This then compelled me to re-organize my wardrobe, after which I discovered many great clothes to wear. Here are a few tricks and tips I learnt from my wardrobe "re-organization".
- Clear Out The Clutter: Ever noticed how in each one of us there lies a hoarder of some sort? Well, say goodbye to the hoarder and clear the clutter out of your wardrobe. If you have not worn a specific item in the past 6 months, chances are, you are not going to wear it again. Sort your clothes into what you wear frequently and what you have not worn in a long time. You will see that somewhere between those piles of clothes is clutter you do not need. Within that clutter are also outdated clothes (please give those away to charity) and those items of clothing you may somehow, still transform.
- Sort Out Your Accessories: A trick I recently uncovered is that hanging your favourite accessories allows you to use them more often. Instead of stashing your belts and scarves, find a way to hang them and shelve your earrings and necklaces in a way that you are able to see all of them at once. You will be pleasantly surprised at how many lovely, previously hidden accessories you have. There are these awesome clear vinyl pockets that can be hung on your wardrobe and easily folded when travelling and they are a great way of organizing your accessories.
- Sort Out Your Shoes: Ladies, the unfortunate thing is that no matter how much we love our shoes, sometimes we have to let them go; not repair tips, just let them go! The biggest injustice you can ever do to your shoes is to pile them up into a huge untidy heap. Never pile up your shoes into heaps, you tend to forget you own certain pairs of shoes and it bruises the shoes. The best way to store your shoes is to line them up neatly at the bottom of your wardrobe, get a wooden shoe rack or a shoe wheel. You will be surprised at the lifespan you add to your shoes just by storing them correctly. Some people even turn old bookshelves into shoe storage spaces and it works just as efficiently. Storing shoes in boxes is a good way of forgetting what is in the boxes.
- Transform Your Older Clothes: Once you have the piles of frequently worn clothes, clothes you can still transform, accessories and shoes, it will be easy for you to look at ways in which you can transform your clothes. For example, I have a now-over-sized shirt dress that would look terrible if I were to wear it on its own, a good way to transform that is to add a clingy waist-belt and accessories it up nicely so that I get to wear it in a never-been-worn-before way, that way it feels as good as new.
Very often we assume that style is expensive whereas it is merely just creativity and out of the box thinking. Ladies, if any of you are interested in the vinyl accessories hanger and shoe wheel, do not hesitate to email The Kokonut Stylist on email@example.com to place your order and have it delivered to you. Let us clean out our closets in preparation for spring and not break the bank while doing so.
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Written By: Koko Shabangu