If you're anything like me, this time of year brings you much joy. With the rise in temperature, longer days, and things starting to come back to life, there’s much to be happy about; Not to mention it’s the time of organizing, purging and replenishing (my favorite!). I finally have an excuse to organize all of my things and figure out what I should keep, what I need to get rid of and the best, what I should add.
This year I decide to do things a little differently. I hate going crazy buying all these super cute- trendy pieces to only get rid of them next spring. It’s a viscous cycle and we all do it. Some of us might overbuy shoes, bags and jackets, but no matter what your kryptonite is- it needs to end. It just doesn’t make sense for our wallets. As Americans we tend to overbuy, we are all too eager to have the best and newest fashions, but those trends come and go so quickly that threes no point to even give in. I will be the first to admit that I definitely fall into the category of constantly replenishing instead of purging, but there are ways around it. Take a look below to find out how you can replenish your spring wardrobe without spending half as much as you usually do.
Make money on the items you're getting rid of: Get rid of those “one-day pieces”, almost all of us are guilty for holding onto that pair of jeans that you'll eventually fit into again or that sweater that was 50% off so you had to buy it but have yet to wear. It’s time to get rid of them! If you haven't worn it in the past 60 days, then get rid of it. There are so many ways you can make money on your old or unloved items. Apps like Poshmark allow you to create and sell items in virtual closets that look like an Instagram feed. ThreadUP sends you a reusable bag that you fill with all your donated clothes and they send you a check in the mail and take away all the middle man work. Madewell will give you $20 dollars to a new pair of jeans when you bring in and donate an old pair. There are so many ways to get money for the items you no longer wear. So there are no excuses!!
Have a Trade Party: Host or attend a trade party with friends where you all bring your old clothes that you no longer use anymore and trade each other for them. Make it fun by serving appetizers and cocktails and leave your wallet at home!
Thrift Shops: Todays fashion world has broadened so much then what it use to be. In the world of fashion, it’s more “in fashion” to be creative and make your own style then it is to completely copy the mannequin. Be thrifty and experiment with different styles. Who knows maybe you're missing out on something totally amazing. Being in the digital age means there are a ton of online thrift shops as well, laziness is no excuse anymore! Shop sites like Poshmark, Threadup, Shop Melee and many more.
So go ahead and start cleaning out and upgrading your spring wardrobe!!