Because I live in the Northern Hemisphere, I think of February as a transitional month that bridges the darkness of winter to the brightness of spring. February is a wonderful time to prepare for the upcoming season ahead as well as a time to refresh your mindset; begin to crawl out of the darkness, if you will.
It’s easy to jump the gun and think that spring has arrived when you see the flower bulbs emerging and the arrival of the spring collections on display. You desperately want to start wearing your lighter clothes as you suddenly realize how tired you are of your winter wardrobe or how you’ve grown tired of your cozy ritual of lighting candles and building fires. But hold on, we’re not there, yet! That’s why this month is a perfect time for you to prepare and to get ready for what’s to come. The anticipation of what’s to come will help you through.
As far as your PERSONAL STYLE….
February is a great time to prepare your wardrobe for the upcoming season. I find doing a thorough wardrobe declutter is essential in these transitional months. Here are my favorite tips ::
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MY 5 FAVORITE PERSONAL STYLE TIPS
Before you begin, think what you are trying to achieve with this session. Do you want to create a capsule wardrobe? Do you want to pare down your wardrobe? Do you hate your style and want to clear out for a new wardrobe?
Tackle 1 section at a time – blouses, pants, sweaters, coats… and make sure you take breaks. Having some tea and nibbles nearby is a nice touch.
Make sure you are asking the right questions with each item – Does it fit? Does it suit your current style? Have you worn it in the past 2 years (I’ll give you 3 years since the last one we have been in a pandemic) etc . . .
Have a plan for the items you will give away – charity or sell online.
Having someone help you during the decluttering session to be objective is always helpful.