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There’s something about spring that makes us want to start over and make changes. Maybe it’s the warmer weather and the idea of switching the parka for a light sports coat, but either way, it’s a time when the dreaded closet cleanout rears its demanding head. Organizing our clothes closet can be extremely liberating however, especially if we finally part with the outdated items from seasons past. You only have one chance to make a first impression, so why not roll up your sleeves and make it a great one with this season’s hottest must haves combined with a mix of classics.


Before you start tossing your attire into three pre-determined piles on the floor – conceptually marked toss, keep, or donate – ask yourself: 1. Does this fit?2. Have I worn this in the last 12 months?3. Will I ever wear this again/is it me?4. If it’s damaged will I make the effort to repair it? 5. If I went shopping today, would I buy it again?Now it’s time to clean out that closet. Here’s what you should consider:


1. Comfort is not a four-letter word: I know many a stylist who has cringed at the word comfort when describing a garment, but the reality is that anyone who says clothing and comfort don’t go together is wrong. Your clothes should hug the body, not strangle you. Slim tailoring is great, a tight fit is not. Also, look for breathable fabrics that you won’t want to immediately change out of after a long day’s work – think natural fibres, such as cottons and wools, and lightweight pieces that you can layer.

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