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A guide to revamping your wardrobe during lockdown

15th May 2020

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to grip the nation, people all over the country are coming up with different ways to use this unprecedented situation to their advantage. For some, that means spending more time with their children, while others are taking up new hobbies or learning a fresh skill.

With social distancing measures encouraging the population to stay at home as much as possible, opportunities are arising for us all to get jobs done around the house. That could involve decorating, DIY or gardening, while many are taking the chance to organise their belongings – including their clothing collections.

If your wardrobe could do with a bit of a revamp, now’s the perfect time to do it. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Think about what you need

With many of us seemingly set to be working from home for the foreseeable future, you may want to consider which items you’re going to wear more often. With minimal face-to-face interaction and no company dress code to abide by, perhaps you want to prioritise clothes that offer greater comfort around the house, such as women’s skirts and blouses or men’s leisurewear and knitwear. These can replace the more formal attire you might typically wear in an office environment.

Have a clear out

Once you have a clear idea of what you do and don’t want in your wardrobe, it’s time to start organising. Apart from anything else, there are several psychological benefits to decluttering, and you should be able to create plenty of extra space for any items that are missing from your collection.

Shop online

Research shows that the global e-commerce industry is thriving during the Coronavirus pandemic, with many people choosing to pass the time by shopping online. Although delivery times may take a little longer than usual due to the increase in demand, a spot of retail therapy can work wonders for boosting your mental wellbeing as well as plugging the gaps in your newly revamped wardrobe.

Trade with friends and family

With many tips and charity shops yet to reopen, this could be the ideal opportunity to swap clothes with your friends and family. Not only will you pass on the items that you no longer want or need, but you could get your hands on some excellent pieces in return – all for little or no cost.

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