Hello again, beautiful! It’s Mitra reporting back with another Links We Love. Once again, we’ve collected a few of our favorite tid-bits from around the Internet and today the theme is spring cleaning. We know spring cleaning can often be a daunting task – a task that also requires you to be brutally honest with yourself. However, we’ve discovered some ways to make it fun, practical, and foolproof! We hope these ideas inspire you to clean your act up while having fun at the same time!
1) Closet Questionables? Our Social Media Manager, Katie, swears by this life hack! It’s really easy to be dishonest with yourself when you’re cleaning out your closet. We all want to keep those jeans that are just 5 lbs away from fitting…but if you haven’t worn them in the past 6 months, you’re better off making room in your closet for pieces that you will use and will actually enhance your wardrobe. The start of this spring season, flip all your hangers backwards as pictured above. Whenever you wear a piece and put it back, hang it the opposite way. At the end of the year, go through all the clothes on hangers that haven’t been turned around and consider donating them. When you do this, make sure to note where there are gaps and where you have too many repeats. Keep this in mind as you plan your seasonal shopping to make sure that you’re buying pieces you really need and will use.
2) Accessory Chaos! Make the most out of your closet space by utilizing unused boxes and containers around the house to store accessories. We love the use of these quirky and colorful orphaned teacups to keep your jewelry drawer organized. Another accessory that tends to be difficult to stow away are belts. Think twice before drilling holes into your walls to install a hanger– drill them into a wooden pant hanger instead! Pick up some small hooks and create a double-sided belt holder. This DIY project will increase your closet space more than you think!
3) Embrace your Body. We’re all guilty of impulsively buying pieces that are trendy and all the rage one season, but at the end of the day, don’t necessarily flatter our figure. Chances are you’ve barely worn it! Bite the bullet and throw those pieces out! I know, I know—it’s hard to justify tossing out a practically new outfit, but it’s not doing anything for you! Catherine Connelly shows you how to enhance that beautiful bod with some easy tips and tricks! Keep them in mind while you update your spring wardrobe.
4) Pretty in Pastel. Believe it or not, it’s totally possible to be trendy AND timeless at the same time! Pastel colors are always a classic spring and summer color scheme and translate beautifully into your winter wardrobe, as well. That mint blazer will look just as stunning under the summer sun as it does in the chill of winter. Something important to remember – cuts and shapes are usually more fleeting in the fashion world than colors. So use those super easy tips and tricks in the last link to find a shape that flatters you and then pick it in a pretty and feminine pastel!
Do you ladies have any of your own life hacks when it comes to cleaning out your closet? We’d love to hear ’em! Tweet us your tips and tricks @shopadorn and maybe we will feature yours on Facebook!