Image via Wikipedia
Getting ready for the warmer weather means a complete throwing over of the heavy clothes of winter and early spring. Hang up the down jackets, put away the sweaters, and hide the boots. It is time to embrace the sun and take advantage of the longer days with a fresh wardrobe.
Summer is a time for purging your closet of the old to make room for the new. There is always a bunch of items that were put away last year for wearing the next. But do you really want to keep a garment or pair of shoes a year later? Consider the fact that some clothing items can stick around from year to year, others should be thrown out and replacements bought.
Items to hang on to are good shorts, light cotton shirts, sandals that are still in good shape, and a rain coat. None of these clothing items will ever go out of style, regardless of color or print. Summer is a time to be bold, so don’t discard a pair of shorts or a good shirt just because it is on the bright side.
Don’t try to keep items that are made poorly and didn’t cost that much to begin with. Some t-shirts will hold up over time, but ones made with fine knit fall apart faster than “beefy” t-shirts. Also replace the bathing suit, especially if you swim frequently in a pool. Chlorine eats away at the fibers, causing them to break apart and wear thin.
Clearing out the old for the new is an enjoyable activity. So don’t put it off. Do it before summer arrives.