January Essentials : After the Holiday Spending
The Holiday Season has come and gone and we all are finding ourselves looking into our overpacked closet and thinking.. “Gee, did I even wear that this year?” The new clothes you bring home don’t even have a spot in that closet now. It’s full of the clothes you thought you would wear but then never did.. that’s okay; us too !! Now it’s time to get real and think about how we can make some space and what is worth the purchase in January after the Holiday spending.
How can we make space?
General rule of thumb : If you look at an article of clothing and can’t even remember when you wore it last, donate it !! It’s amazing how many things you can find in your closet that are hardly used and frankly you don’t even know they are there half the time !! These hidden items that are collecting dust; you obviously lived without before… so, DONATE IT !!
Purge for the new year… it feels so good..
If you have friends or family that can benefit from your lightly worn clothes - hand it down !!
Another way to make space for your January closet is to reorganize it !
This can be as simple as folding bulky sweaters instead of hanging them or rearranging and organizing by articles of clothing, or even by color !! Try gathering all of your long sleeve shirts and hang them together, same for your short sleeves shirts etc. This can can often make you realize how much of one thing you have as well. Imagine hanging up 10 long sleeve black shirts.. do you really need ALL OF THOSE? Not only can it allow you to realize what you need to get rid of, it will also tell you what you should stop buying because you already have plenty of that style, color, fit etc.
What is Worth the Purchase ?
Most often, January is when most companies big and small will be doing end of year sales. Every business has a different strategy and can be doing this at different times, however you can usually find some kind of Winter or End of Year Sale in the clothing world. This is a great time for those bargain shoppers to get out and find some good deals !! While you are out shopping, here are a few January Essentials that are worth the purchase :
Cable Knit Sweater :
Cable Knit Sweater :A cable knit sweater is the January vibe - think bed & breakfast in Vermont where you’ll meet the man of your dreams in your cute cable knit sweater and long coat. Do you see it? Oh shoot, your husband just walked in and ruined it. Just kidding. In all seriousness - a classic cable knit sweater is great to throw on with a pair of leggings and boots, denims or slacks !! A cable knit sweater is an easy to style top speaks for herself and can be worn casually or dressed up in the colder couple cold months ahead. WIN, WIN !! Opt for a cable knit sweater for your next outing, you won’t be sorry !!
Cuffed Denims :
Cuffed Denims :Who hates wearing flare denims in the winter? Treading through the snow and slush and getting all tethered at the bottom is just no way to treat your denims in the winter !! Go for a cropped cuffed denim !! You can always choose the classic skinny jean with boot or booties, OR you can take it to next level with cuffed !! We LOVE a cuffed denim - it’s just perfect with all your favorite shoes like booties and sneakers !!
Platform Booties :
Platform Booties :Platform booties are ALL the rage right now. These trending platform booties can elevate your look in more ways that one !! See what I did there? Wear this shoes into the Spring with your favorite skirts and long dresses for an edgy look. Platform booties will get your though the rest of the snow in style and can easily see you into the next season.
Teddy Jacket :