Perfecting your wardrobe at a time where the word “unprecedented” is an understatement, fear and irrationality are widespread and our sense of community & closeness is tested… literally, during lockdown, might be the last thing on your mind. But while many countries and cities are experiencing lockdown, quarantines and self isolation, this time at home provides a great opportunity for you to catch up on long delayed home projects. Such as wardrobe clear outs, decluttering and even creating new capsule collections and wardrobe edits. These projects are often daunting tasks to try and quickly get done in one weekend, but with so much time at home, these sometimes life changing activities are great to tackle now.
CLEAN, DECLUTTER AND ORGANISE YOUR SPACE FIRST
Not only can a good wardrobe declutter or capsule collection make dressing up a more efficient process but having only the items you love and that fit and flatter you will also surely improve your self esteem, presentation and even quality of life. In order to really perfect your wardrobe, understanding your personal style is key. This will really help you to only keep the style pieces that truly represent who you are or want to be.
ONLY BUY WHAT YOUR CLOSET NEEDS
Once you’ve completed editing what you already have, you might feel the need to go shopping for the items your wardrobe now really needs. And since physical retail therapy is limited to essentials, online shopping is inevitable. Now that you’ve done a thorough edit of your wardrobe, it will be easier for you to shop for pieces you can pair with items you already have. It will also be a breeze to say yes to pieces similar to what you’ve kept in your closet and no to pieces like those you’ve just let go of. For great shopping ideas, check out 7 style items you need during lockdown.
AVOID SHOPPING OUT OF BOREDOM
Learn from experience, if it worked for you before, wear it again. And don’t be afraid to do it in different styles, cuts or lengths. Don’t allow the boredom of lockdown to make you make the same mistakes again. If that metallic lycra mini skirt didn’t work for you last year, it really isn’t going to be any different after the lockdown is lifted.
ORGANISE YOUR RETURNS
It’s shocking the number of people that simply “forget” to return unwanted items, leading to wasted money, and more clutter. Prepping your parcels and organising your returns as soon as you’ve finished trying on the pieces, so that’s packing and labelling, will make it so that you can simply grab and go when lockdown is over.
These tips are all great ways to perfect your wardrobe during lockdown but they are also lasting habits to continue beyond this season in order to continue perfecting your personal style. You may not be going anywhere during the lockdown but like everything in life, nothing lasts forever. So use this time at home to get your health, house and style in order, so that you can step back out with confidence after Covid-19.