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This spring we are going through the most difficult time of all time. Most of us never experienced a pandemic. Instead of going crazy that most countries are in lockdown, I would like to encourage you to stay at home and to do the kind of stuff that you had no time to do until now. This is a good reason to slow down and look around, to explore more about minimalism, to live with what you have and might be this is a good time to challenge yourself with a shopping ban. It is only for a few days but it can be a good start. Small steps take you far. This is also a good time to clear your wardrobe, might be you were pushing decluttering on-site and looking for excuses, but this is the time to start. So take a deep breath and start slow, build your spring capsule wardrobe.
Spring Capsule Wardrobe
This post is a bit of inspiration for a new start, refresh and keep a positive mind. If you are one of the lucky ones and are able to work from home, it means you will save time on your commute so you can spend time to start slowly, a small space at the time. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It can be really peaceful and stress-free. Or you can start journaling your progress by building up a website or a blog. It will help to visualize your progress. Take loads of pictures to see the progress, I guarantee you will be so proud of yourself.
Where To Start
Start with a cup of coffee, take a deep breath and start a spring cleaning of your wardrobe. Take everything out of your wardrobe, absolutely everything shoes are included. You need to see what you have and what you wear. When you do that first step, take your favourite pieces that you wear the most, and put them back into your wardrobe. That includes shoes. As you do that, have a look at it if it’s still in good quality as you wear it often. If it’s stained, in a different shape than it should be, with a little hole or worn out, you will need to replace it. That’s the hardest part, but be strong, there is a satisfying feeling at the end.
The second stage is to sort out the less worn or never worn pieces. If you have a never-worn piece, try to think of why you never wore it, if you forgot about it, is it because your wardrobe was overstuffed or because you feel awkward in it, either its shape, colour or anything else? If any of this, let it go. If it was unworn because you forgot about it, might be there a good time to use it as a replacement for something that you had to let go of? Shop your own wardrobe.
There is always what if when you decluttering. If you like the item but you didn’t wear it in a long time, keep it and give it a go. If you don’t wear it this spring, it will go later. What if you lose the weight? Try to eat healthier and if it doesn’t work after a while, let it go. What if it will be in a fashion next season? What if … the list goes on, so you can put everything in the box and put in on-site, if you won’t miss it you can donate or sell later.
Stretch Your Possibilities
This post is not about shopping. It is about stretching your possibilities with what you have. It is like a DIY project. When you change one item you will end up with a completely different outfit for a different occasion. Declutter your wardrobe, create a journal for as little as £2.30 and enjoy your small wardrobe with many outfit possibilities.
Don’t stress too much if you end up with more items than what you hoped for. Or if you can not get it right to your style liking, just start and enjoy the process. You can create the mood board on Pinterest, give it a go for a while. But trust me it is worth it, you keep yourself busy for now, and you will create something amazing for the future. It gives you a better understanding of your style and less time to dress up for any occasion.
Keep positive and stay home. Do the kind of stuff that you had no time to do until now. Slow down and enjoy every minute.
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