If you know two things about me, it is that I LOVE coffee and I have way toooo many clothes. But in order readily transition from spring into the blazing hot summer (especially living on the west coast) requires a few changes: replacing my piping hot coffee for my Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee and a purging of the closet.
And what a better way for me to cool off than to combine the two? I mean, a girl has to stay cool in this 100 degree weather while I get to work…
AND my love of coffee? If you follow me on Facebook, I STAY posting coffee quotes and funny mugs that profess my love for and of coffee… SO much so that some of you have started posting on my wall, funny coffee quotes! (Thank you by the way). I AM A GOLD CARD HOLDER from Starbucks who also has the app on my phone… it is THAT serious. Also, they happen to know my car over at my local Starbucks. (Should I be worried here?) LOLOLOL
And before I dive into the abyss, I reach for my go-to energy drink, coffee of the iced variety to stay energized and cool- all at the same time! Because when I go in on my closet, it becomes an all day thing!
So What Goes Into Getting My Closet Summer Ready?
Well, as I am getting my closet and life together, I reach for my go-to Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, because I already know I will need a pick me up, I have a few guidelines and rules I follow as I change each season. No worries, these tips I work on MYSELF too!
I have a few tips to get your closet ready for the summer:
Tags. How many tags do you have on your clothes? Mmhhmmm you know what I mean! Try it on, if it does not fit or work, sell it, donate it, or trash it. I give myself six to nine months and if I am not wearing it, chances are it will end up in the “get rid of it pile.”
Inventory. When was the last time you have had one? How many black pencil skirts do you have? How many red tees do you own? What are you missing? Make a list and shop from it, so that you will always have “something to wear”
Keep it Real. Honey, you have had that dress for ten years. It has gone and come out of style, OR it is missing buttons, seams, and whatever you tell yourself- if you you have not fixed it, taken it to the tailor, can no longer fit it, was no tan investment or heirloom piece, LET.IT.GO! If you miss it, replace and update with a new piece- Shopping anyone?
Get rid of the “when I XXX” pieces. Life is too short to not enjoy the newness of plus size fashion. TOO SHORT! Rather than tease, torture, manipulate yourself into this frame of mind, if you happen to lose weight, fine! Splurge when you do! Not in case… use those $$ on items you can rock now!!!
These are only a few of the rules I apply to myself in order to ready myself for the summer! I have plenty more, but I wanna hear from you! I have a hard time with this, and I have to be hard on ME. Can you imagine how my sister and mother, when I go into their closets? LOLOL
What do you do in your closet to get summer ready? How deep is your purge?
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I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.