For many of us, we have been in the throws of a very deep, dark winter.
However, spring is just around the corner. I always love the first few days
of spring. Although its still cold, the air feels warm and comforting. The
first time you wear short sleeves feels blissful. Everyone is a little bit
more chipper as the sun gets higher in the sky.
This is exactly what makes this the best time of year to revaluate your
wardrobe. Its time to clean out the excess and finally get down to basics.
At this time of year, look back on what you wore, or didn’t wear this
winter. Do you have a pile of sweaters, pants or jackets that didn’t get
worn? Why didn’t you wear them? Don’t think too much on this step.
Usually, you don’t wear things that you don’t love, or are uncomfortable.
I always realize that the sweaters I haven’t worn are itchy or I pull at
them when I wear them so I take them off quickly.
We all have those things we love, but don’t wear. They are beautiful and
represent something we’d like to be or someone we’d like to be. However,
they aren’t part of our lives now.
So many of us walk around in clothes that are faded, have holes in them ,
are older than we’d like etc. We always save the “good clothes” for “a
special occasion”. Well that day is today. Today is the day to look good
and food good about yourself.
If you don’t feel good about yourself and love the way you look, how can you
expect someone else to? We have to care for ourselves before we can care
for others. So often, women in particular, think they are doing everyone a
service by catering to everyone else before themselves. In fact, this is a
disservice to everyone involved. If you feel great about your self your
kids will know that. If you feel sexy, your partner will see that. You
will become more charismatic and enjoyable to be around. You will be
happier and more fulfilled.
So this spring, don’t simply clean out your closet in regards to old, new,
dressy, casual, spring, winter, etc. Clean it out and get rid of anything
you don’t love and love yourself in.