How To Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

With the evenings getting lighter every single day, it finally feels like we’ve turned the final corner towards springtime. Before you know it, your coat will be shoved to the back of the wardrobe and you’ll be donning the latest Spring trends in the sunshine.

While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of making plans at this time of year, the transition into March and beyond is a great opportunity to give your wardrobe space a thorough revamp and start the new season with some fresh looks. Follow these simple tips to discover how to spring clean your wardrobe and breathe new life into your fashion sense as the seasons change. 

Assess Your Wardrobe Goals

The first thing you need to do when giving your wardrobe a spring clean is to take a step back and think about what you want to achieve from the process. Is it all about cutting back on winter pieces and getting your spring looks back on your rails? Do you need to cull your wardrobe of styles you haven’t worn in years that are taking up space? Are you keen to identify gaps so that you can invest in staple pieces for springtime and beyond? Once you know what your wardrobe goals are, your decision process during your wardrobe clear-out will be much more guided and you’ll be able to create a selection of outfits that actually resonate with your sense of style. 

Declutter, Declutter, Declutter

Even if the end goal is to invest in new and high-quality pieces, always start a wardrobe spring clean with some ruthless decluttering. Not only will this give you the space you need to store your latest finds, but might also make you rediscover some old favourites that you had forgotten you even had! 

Take everything out of your wardrobe and lay it out where you can see it. Go through each item one by one and categorise into piles of keep, donate and discard. If you’re struggling to decide whether to hang onto something or not, ask yourself when you last wore or used it and when you can see yourself wearing it again in the next few months. If the answer is that you can’t remember or you’re not sure, get rid!

Rotate Based On Season

As you declutter, consider implementing a seasonal rotation system. Swap your cosy jumpers for your spring pastels and pack away your winter pieces into vacuum bags or storage boxes to maximise space in your wardrobe. This will not only help you to maintain an organised closet but will also make it easier to find and access the clothes you actually need or want to wear. 

Focus On Quality

Once you’ve got this season’s styles on hangers and created a good pile of items to donate or give away, it’s time to turn your attention to rebuilding your wardrobe. While it can be tempting to splurge on loads of new accessories and items of clothing, focus on the gaps you have spotted when decluttering. Where possible, invest in timeless and versatile accessories like a classic satchel and look out for high-quality fabrics like leather or suede that will stand the test of time. 

Organise Efficiently

Once you've determined which items make the cut and treated yourself to a few new pieces, it’s time to complete your wardrobe spring clean by getting everything organised. We like to group similar items together but you could get creative and sort your clothes in colour order if you wanted to! Consider ways that you can save space or make it easier to keep things neat and tidy. For example, you could use drawer dividers or hanging shoe holders and find ways to store your accessories inventively like nesting bags together to make the most of the space available.

Lastly, remember that you don’t have to tick off all of these steps at once! Giving your wardrobe a spring clean is a pretty big undertaking so you might want to take breaks or split the decluttering and repurchasing into separate afternoons. When the time does come to shop and fill the gaps in your wardrobe, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Zatchels. All of our leather bags and accessories demonstrate the highest levels of craftsmanship and will stand the test of time, making them a more than worthy investment for springtime and beyond.