1. Start with the obvious – Pack away your down jacket, winter coats and chunky wool sweaters! Make sure your clothes are clean before packing them away and, if possible, store them in a breathable cardboard box or paper bag. The traditional defence against moths is to place wool garments in newspaper. Newspaper can also be placed in winter boots to wick moisture away from the inside.
2. Fewer winter clothes in the wardrobe means more room for your summer wardrobe and better organisation! Now you can finally see what you have in your wardrobe and do a bit of spring cleaning. Remember that textiles should not be discarded with household waste, not even worn-out socks, tights or underwear. Clothing that cannot be recycled can be placed in a separate bag and donated to charity for recycling.
3. What kinds of new seasonal garments do you need? Make a list and prioritise. If you invest in classic, high-quality clothes, you will get many years of use out of them. This is more sustainable, cheaper in the long run and your wardrobe won’t go out of style.
4. Make sure you have a solid basic wardrobe. In the summer, you’ll need socks that don’t show and underwear that won’t make you blush:
- Wear no-show socks with this season’s sneakers and low summer shoes.
- If you wear lace underwear, it doesn’t matter if your bra straps show under your sleeveless top. In fact, it gives your outfit a nice added touch.
- A good T-shirt bra that provides a natural shape and with minimum seams is a must-have under a thin T-shirt. Pierre Robert’s Soft Bra has a deep cut, making it perfect for V-neck and button-down shirts.
- Invisible pants make unflattering panty lines virtually disappear under thin trousers and summer skirts.
- Is it a little chilly or are you not yet ready to expose your winter legs? Skin-coloured tights are not what they used to be. Ultra-thin 10 denier tights are ‘invisible’ and give the impression of smooth bare skin with an even tone.