10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer. Hello friends.

So Summer is just around the corner and as the weather has been nice over the weekend it is time to pack the rest of my winter clothes away and unpack the rest of my summer clothes.

Yeah, I love sorting out my summer clothes.

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer:

Since lock-down I have not brought any new clothes and to tell you the truth I have not missed it.

It has also saved me some money and I am planning lots of fun up-cycling ideas on some of my old clothes.

So I have been really good lately in letting old clothes go and deciding exactly what new things I need to buy lately but I still have a lot to sort out. As you do!!

I am also a bit of collector and I need to start making more room everywhere, not just in my wardrobe. Spring cleaning mission turned on full!!

I have bagged lots of old, unwanted and unused clothes up for the charity bins as it is no good keeping these things any longer but I do have a few pieces put aside to up-cycle.

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer:

So today I am sharing my; 10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer:

1.) Pack Away Your Winter Clothes. Firstly, pack all your Winter jumpers away. Well, not all. Keep a few lightweight and light colours favourite ones out just in case the weather turns cold again.

2.) Unpack Your Summer Clothes. Secondly, unpack your Summer clothes from storage. Try them on to see if they still fit and if you still want to keep them.  

The ones you still love, on a nice day give them a quick wash and iron to freshen them up.

3.) Add Some Nice and Cheerful Summer Colours. Thirdly, fold some of your darker colours clothes away to the back of your wardrobe. Then pop all your nice and feel good coloured clothes on a coat hanger where you can see them straight away. Bright colours make you feel more cheerful, especially in the current situation.

4.) Have A Clear Out:

Fourthly, sort out a bag or two to save for the charity shops. I am sure all charities will be appreciative of any donations at the minute. If they are things that you do not want to chuck away try selling them online. Are some of your clothes ripped, broken zips, or a button missing? Stains on them? First up think if you can mend it or paid someone to mend it after lock-down.

Weigh up if it would be worth paying someone to fix it or cheaper to buy a new one. Was it expensive or just a few pounds? Will you get around to having it mended or mending it yourself? Pop these clothes that can be saved somewhere you will see them, so you can mend them and pop them back into your wardrobe. Out of sight, out of mind! So put them somewhere you will see them and remember to sort out what you want to do with them.

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer
10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

5.) Try Them On:

Do they still fit you!? Try them on to make sure things still fit. It is no good having a wardrobe full of things that do not fit you is it? Does it fit nicely, is it too snug, or far too big? Again think about the ones that may be too tight or too big and clear out things that are no longer any good to you. Pop your favourite bits to the back of your wardrobe or into storage until you decided.

6.) Have You Worn It Lately? When was the last time you wore it? Years and years ago? A few weeks ago? Have you worn it in the 6-12 months? If not are you going to wear it again? Decisions, decisions. Ask yourself, will I wear it again? Then decide where it goes. Is it a keeper?

7.) Does It Make You Feel Confident? Does it make you feel confident? Some clothes really do bring out your confidence, some clothes don’t. Is it too tight or too big, too short or too long?

A flattering cut to make you feel good or hangs on you all wrong. Keep the ones that bring out your feel-good vibes. Decide what to do with the others.

helter skelter

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer:

8.) Will You Wear It Again Soon? Will you be wearing it again soon? Maybe over the next few months? Yes- keep. Maybe – store away. No- Charity shop or give away to a friend or family member or try to sell.

9.) How Many Different Outfit Does This Go With? Try to mix and match things in your wardrobe. Think of all the other different ways you could wear that pretty dress, a plain skirt, your favourite trousers, a bright shirt or fancy t-shirt so you can start to wear them more.

10.) Still Fashionable? Last but not least, is it still stylish? Still in fashion? Still, look sweet? vintage? Retro or just feels old-fashioned. Would you buy it again now? Yes, keep. No, you decided. Also one I need to avoid so I don’t look like I am trying to be young again, would my daughter wear it!?

So what do you think?

helter skelter

10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer:

So now I am off to Spring clean my wardrobe again!! and clear out some more bags of old clothes for the charity shop.

Now that mini-me is nearly the same size, I don’t have to let my new, unworn, to small dresses, go too far away.

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10 Tips To Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Summer

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  1. Tamar SB
    16 May 2017 / 9:10 AM

    Great tips!

  2. Margarett Murphy
    16 May 2017 / 6:25 PM

    Yes i do need to do the same !!!

  3. Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    17 May 2017 / 2:49 AM

    Claire, What a great post!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!Hugs,Deb

  4. 4 May 2020 / 10:44 AM

    Great tips! I always find it so exciting getting the summer clothes out. It signals good times ahead. #MMBC

    • 7 May 2020 / 6:49 PM

      Thanks Lisa. Whoo yes me too. It might be the nice bright colours I love 🙂

  5. 4 May 2020 / 11:15 AM

    Oh i really need to have a clear out. I’m terrible at getting rid of stuff. #MMBC

    • 7 May 2020 / 6:50 PM

      I am too! I clear out them put back if it is hanging around too long! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. 4 May 2020 / 11:47 AM

    Such great tips! I need to do a closet clean out again and try lots of things on! I love your jumpsuit!


  7. 4 May 2020 / 1:08 PM

    I’m ready to pull out some summer clothes. I just hope we can go somewhere!

  8. Kimberly F Malkiewicz
    4 May 2020 / 3:37 PM

    I hear you! My Wed. post is going to be a Wardrobe Inventory. After a couple of years, I get tired of things and still like them, but don’t wear them. I’m going to do an overhaul. Plus, we’ve moved to a different climate and my needs have changed. I love these photos, so crystal clear in front of the helter skelter.

  9. Jeanie Cullip
    4 May 2020 / 5:55 PM

    I just love these tips and typically follow similar plans myself in a “normal” year. My new problem, I have to hang on to this seasons of spring clothes (unless they do not fit) because I did not get a chance to wear them to work and know if I want to keep them around. Who knew that this would be an issue. I am enjoying wearing cardigans, tees, capris, and leggings daily as I work from home. I want to get new shorts for summer, but I think I will wait until it is safe to do so. Great jumper by the way! I love how you pulled it off with the yellow shoes, too cute 🙂

    • 7 May 2020 / 6:56 PM

      Thank you Jeanie. I need some new shorts for Summer come to think about it. I might cut some of my old jeans up 🙂

  10. 6 May 2020 / 6:02 PM

    I’ve been looking at a couple of pieces in my closet that need to go! Taking pictures of my daily outfits sure help me figure out what is flattering and what isn’t!

    • 7 May 2020 / 6:51 PM

      Yes I agree. I need to lose a few pound and try again before I let a few of them go once and for all.

  11. 13 May 2020 / 9:58 PM

    Adorable outfit! You look stunning. Jacqui x

  12. 17 May 2020 / 6:01 PM

    Great tips for keeping clothes organised and streamlined. I still have both Winter and Summer clothes out at the moment and it’s quite a mess! I will pack my thicker jumpers and big coats away this week (that’s tempting fate!). I love your jumpsuit! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • 21 May 2020 / 9:18 PM

      Thanks Emma. It has been lovely weather this week, hasn’t it 🙂

  13. 29 May 2020 / 12:49 AM

    Very good tips Claire and I too follow some of these, by starting with the changing of the clothes according to the season. I too collect too much sometimes lol.

    Love that polka dot jumpsuit, it is a keeper for sure and suits you so well. I featured you on THURSDAY MODA today. Come check it out. Have a great weekend!! =)

    • 2 June 2020 / 8:10 AM

      Thanks so much for the feature and hosting Ada. I will stop by now 🙂

  14. Jill
    1 June 2020 / 1:31 PM

    These are great tips! I did a closet cleanout when we moved and again when I packed away my winter clothes. It’s amazing how many things you get rid of when you try everything on! Love this jumpsuit on you!


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