As the end of lockdown approaches, many of us are looking for ways to restyle our wardrobe, without splashing cash on brand new outfits.
Many might have ditched their shopping habits for the spring and summer seasons, as they desperately adapt their winter wardrobes for the hotter months.
And now celebrity stylist Joey Bevan, from Basildon, has shared his guide on transforming your winter items into the perfect capsule collection and creating stylish outfits for the season.
He advises trying on every single item of clothing you own before throwing anything away, and making sure to organise garments by colour as well as occasion.
1. Organise items with boxes and tubs
FEMAIL reveals Joey Bevan’s top tips on creating the perfect wardrobe in nine simple steps as we approach spring. Stock image
When overhauling your wardrobe ahead of the spring, one of the most important things is organisation.
Rather than getting yourself into a tizz with heaps of clothes, accessories and shoes scattered all over the floor, make sure you have boxes or tubs ready to divide up your wardrobe.
Joey said: ‘Make sure you have boxes or tubs that fit in your wardrobe or you have a space to store them.
Celebrity stylist Joey Bevan has revealed his top tips for transforming a winter wardrobe for a summer style
‘Have all the same style of hangers – this creates a more organised look and creates more room to hang if they all slot in next to each other.’
2. Sort all garments into piles
Next, Joey revealed you should divide all of garments into piles so it that it is easier to decipher which items can help you build your spring wardrobe.
He advised placing clothes into piles based on where and when you would wear them, in order to make it easier to rejig your wardrobe once you’ve decided which staple pieces you’ll keep.
Joey said one pile would be for ‘jeans, smart shirts, casual dresses’, saying: ‘It’s important you have piles of ‘garment genres’.’
3. Try every item on
The next vital step in a wardrobe clear-out, according to Joey, is trying on every item you own.
But it’s not just size that matters, with Joey adding that the activity also offered the chance to ‘reconnect’ with clothing.
Joey said: ‘Yes, this will take time but I truly believe reconnecting with clothes helps you rediscover things and enjoy the clothes again!’
He said: ‘Once each item is tried on ask yourself, “Does it make you feel comfortable, excited or happy wearing it?”
‘If it doesn’t create a feeling, then get rid of it. Donate, sell or swap.’
4. Donate, sell or swap
Once you’ve decided which garments are part of your new wardrobe, make sure to organise your wardrobe space accordingly. Stock image
After trying on your clothes, sorters should decide which items will get use out of and which should be re-homed or sold.
But Joey advised considering whether you’ll get use out of your seasonal items and whether or not to store them away for the future.
Joey added: ‘Whilst sorting, think about whether the item is seasonal and this is where your tubs and boxes will come in to play.
‘All autumn and winter items can be folder and stored away. This now creates a seasonal wardrobe that can be swapped over twice a year.’
5. Re-organise your wardrobe
Once you’ve decided which garments are part of your new wardrobe, make sure to organise your wardrobe space accordingly.
Joey advised dividing sections by colour and occasion might make it easier to style an outfit during the summer.
He explained: ‘After each pile has been tried, sorted and organised – hang or fold each item back into your wardrobe.
‘Keep to sections and colour coordinate as you go, this will keep your life stress free when getting ready!
6. Organize your accessories
Instead of having a tangled mess of a jewelry box hiding earrings you haven’t worn in years, Joey said sorters should divide all accessories up into their own separate boxes.
The celebrity stylist advised being crafty and changing an old DVD or gift boxes to collect your accessories.
Joey said: ‘Use recycled DVD or gift boxes for each genre of accessories. For example – belts, hats, scarfs, and then break up jewellery in to necklaces, bracelets and rings’
7. Don’t worry about trends
It’s easy to become swept away in the latest trends, but Joey advised that a great wardrobe is actually all about having staple pieces you feel comfortable in.
He said sorters should decide which versatile pieces can be used to create several great outfits and buy other clothing based on those.
Decide which versatile pieces you can use to create several great outfits and buy other clothing based on those. Stock image
Joey said: ‘Don’t worry about trends and what’s in fashion, fashion is a way for you to show your personality off without saying a word.
‘Buy wisely , think ‘capsule’ and look at buying items that will work with most things in your wardrobe.’
8. Wear your clothes
Everyone is guilty of putting off wearing certain clothes in their wardrobes which might be considered ‘too much’, or saving specific items for a special occasion.
But the stylist insisted there’s no harm in wearing your nice clothes often and rotating them with different parts of your wardrobe to create new outfits.
Joey said: ‘Rotate and wear them. Clothes are not created to sit in a closet. Stop thinking of that dress for ‘special occasion’.
‘I bet you’re wishing you wore that dress you bought sooner now you’re stuck inside with your tracksuit on!’
9. Finally, have fun!
The final step Joey suggested was to allow yourself to have fun while styling an outfit.
Although it may not look perfect the first time, Joey advised allowing yourself to be creative with clothes during lockdown.
Joey said: ‘Wear your clothes and experiment with styles whilst in lockdown.
‘Create looks and take pictures – you can refer back to them and this will help you when getting ready to leave lockdown… or to stop the ‘WHAT DO I WEAR?’ problem in future.’
Source: dailymail US