Fashion | Closet Clean Out

We gaan weer richting de herfst. Een mooie tijd om je kledingkast eens goed op te ruimen en opnieuw te organiseren.
Het is daarbij belangrijk dat je in je hoofd houdt welke items je vaak draagt en welke items je al een half jaar niet hebt aangeraakt.
Dit helpt vaak om erachter te komen hoeveel geld we eigenlijk aan kleding uit geven die we nooit dragen.
Ik stel mezelf altijd 3 belangrijke vragen.

1. Wanneer heb je het voor het laatst gedragen?
Deze vraag is misschien een no brainer. Maar je moet je serieus afvragen wanneer je een item voor het
laatst hebt gedragen. Als je het al 6 maanden niet hebt aangeraakt is de kans groot dat je dat ook niet meer gaat doen.

This question may seem like a no brainer, but seriously ask yourself when the last time you wore a particular garment was. If you haven’t touched it in at least six months, chances are you should put it in the donation pile. It’s easy to put sentimental value on certain clothes, but if it wasn’t worn for a special occasion or handed down to you from a favorite friend or relative, chances are you can live without it.

2. Reflecteer het je huidige stijl of je ontwikkelde stijl?
Buying a lot of fast fashion, or trends that are hot for a season and then fizzle out, often leads to a big closet clean-out. Season-specific trends usually don’t come back around for many years, leaving them unused and taking up unwanted space in your closet after a few months. My editor Ilana touched on the importance of intentional shopping and avoiding the trend-driven wardrobe in this post, something I constantly refer to before binge shopping a sale or reaching for an overly trend item.

Your wardrobe should be a reflection of who you want to be. While cleaning out your closet, be sure to evaluate whether it is serving your current style.

3. What local charities or donation centers can you bring your discard pile to?
Once you’ve successfully cleaned out your closet, the last order of business is to find a donation center or charity that will put your clothing to good use. It’s easy to make a quick stop at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, but it can also feel good to give back to a charity that holds particular meaning for you.

Charities such as Dress for Success put your gently used professional attire to good use by providing women with ensembles they need to secure a job and a safer future. Local Cinderella Projects take donations of gently used special occasion dresses and use them to provide prom dresses for high school girls. I also encourage you to look up local shelters that provide their residents with clothing donations as well. The options are endless!

Who knew that a simple closet clean out could do so much good?

Are you planning on cleaning out and reorganizing your closet? 

Let me know if you have any successful cleaning tips in the comments!

XO Lauren

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