After you KonMari your wardrobe you likely need to refresh it a bit. These tips will help you refresh your wardrobe without adding new clutter. To help you get started Le Tote has sponsored this post.
Over the last several years I’ve wanted to put more into my appearance. I’m a housewife that works from home so it can be easy to end up in yoga pants and a t-shirt all day. And there is nothing wrong with that but studies have shown you feel better about yourself and are more productive if you put on real clothes, even when staying home.
One of my most popular blog posts is Ditch the Yoga Pants, Embrace the House Dress. It seems a lot of other people are also interested in looking more put together, even at home.
Now we are starting to getting close to a new season, it’s the perfect time to refreshing your wardrobe. Especially if you have been stuck in the yoga pants rut.
Refreshing Your Wardrobe
Step 1- Declutter Your Wardrobe
Take all of your clothing and set it on your floor or bed. Use the KonMari method and look at every piece. Think about how it makes you feel. Try it on if you aren’t sure if you like it or it fits. In the words for Marie Kondo, “does it spark joy?”
If you don’t like how you feel in it, donate it. You want to feel good in your clothes. If you like a piece but aren’t sure if you will wear it, put it in your closet hanging backward. If at the end of the season you have any clothes left hanging backward, donate them.
Step 2- Make a List of What You Need
Make a list of things that are missing from your wardrobe for the upcoming season. Search Pinterest for a bit of inspiration. Don’t just buy pieces because they are trendy but if you really like the trend put it on your list.
Step 3- Create Your Budget
Decide on a budget. Figure out how much you want to spend on your refresh. If you have nicer pieces you are getting rid of consider trying to sell them and you can add that to your budget for new things.
Step 4- Buy Your New Wardrobe
This is the part I always dread, buying the clothes. I don’t like going clothes shopping. It stresses me out because I feel rushed and I often end up not fully thinking through if I like something.
I also tried the services where they send you clothes but I didn’t love that you have the styling fee because it made me feel like I really needed to keep something even if I didn’t like anything. I also felt like I didn’t have much time to think about it before I needed to send things back
What I have been doing instead is renting clothes. The idea sounded crazy to me at first. I had heard of renting formal clothing but not regular clothing.
Now I’ve been doing it for about a year and it’s great. It makes all of these steps easier. You need to have less clothing so less to go through each season, you are picking new things all the time so other than maybe some basics you don’t need to make a list or buy anything.
It’s a great way to have more clothes without just creating more clutter. I think Marie Kondo would be happy with this solution!
Clothing Rental with Le Tote
The service I use and love is Le Tote. They have all kinds of styles and brands to choose from. If you love something you do have the option to keep it and since it’s likely used you get a big discount. Plus they often have sales making the pieces extremely affordable.
I try not to keep too much because I like renting clothes in part because my wardrobe isn’t as huge anymore. I do need some things since there are gaps between boxes and there are things I love so I want to hang on to them.
All of the clothes in the photos on this post are from Le Tote boxes. They have such a great range of clothing for all the seasons and all styles.
If you want to make the whole process of refreshing your wardrobe easier you may want to give clothing rental a try.
Read my full Le Tote review here.
I’d love to hear what you are doing to refresh your wardrobe and if you’ve ever tried renting clothing. Let me know in the comments.
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