Eco-Friendly Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

After a long winter with outfits that feel heavy to wear; shrugging off the layers of knitwear and coats feels like a huge relief. Out go the thick coats, oversized jumpers, and rain boots, to be replaced with lightweight jackets, loose shirts, and midi dresses.

When it comes time to transition a wardrobe from winter to spring, the knee-jerk reaction is to start shopping for new clothing. But before doing that, take stock of the clothes you already own. Decluttering and restyling can make any wardrobe feel new again.

Spring is the time when I feel the need to refresh my wardrobe the most. I'm in a rush to say goodbye to winter knits and welcome in spring linen. So it's important to slow down before rushing into any purchases.

These are my eco-friendly tips for a spring wardrobe refresh from creating a capsule wardrobe to finding style inspiration to recreating outfits.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

How do I refresh my wardrobe for spring?

Get ready for spring with a wardrobe refresh by decluttering clothes, restyling outfits, and adding new accessories. Transitioning a wardrobe from winter to spring requires a little mix and matching. Learn how to transition a wardrobe between the seasons, and how to refresh a wardrobe for spring.

How do I update my wardrobe sustainably?

A great outfit can be a real confidence booster. But when you're feeling like you have nothing to wear, you might be tempted to shop for a whole new wardrobe. It can be hard to know refresh your wardrobe for spring without spending lots of money or buying fast fashion.

There is a way to update your wardrobe sustainably and without buying anything. Before shopping for new clothes, shop your existing ones instead. Only once you've declutter your wardrobe and restyled your clothes should you consider making any new purchases.

This is how to update your wardrobe sustainably with new spring-ready outfits. Make the most out of your wardrobe by restyling clothes and getting creative.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Shop Your Existing Wardrobe

The most sustainable wardrobe is the one you already own so before shopping for a whole new spring outfit, shop your existing wardrobe first. This is the perfect opportunity for a wardrobe declutter too, which will ensure the only clothes left are ones that you want to wear and make you feel good.

Restyling outfits is an easy way to make a wardrobe feel fresh again. Old clothing suddenly feels new again when it's been styled in a different way. So try experimenting with colours, layers, and silhouettes.

If any items are damaged, pull them from the wardrobe and get them repaired. Some clothing might require a few adjustments to make them fit better so take them to a tailor and you'll have something brand new to wear! Dyeing clothes will make faded pieces look and feel fresh again.

Make a Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Having a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched means an almost infinite amount of outfit combinations. Not only does it prevent decision fatigue, it makes dressing for the season a whole lot easier. With a capsule wardrobe, you won't ever feel like you don't have anything to wear.

Start by pinning style inspiration and using those images to recreate outfits using the clothes you already own. This will give you a good idea of what clothes you have, how to style them, and whether you need to add anything to a wardrobe wishlist.

Now it's time to create a spring capsule wardrobe. This is how to make a capsule wardrobe using what you already have. You can see my previous capsule wardrobes as well as my personal spring 2023 capsule wardrobe, which may help inspire your own.

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Add Spring Accessories

If you have a small wardrobe and an even smaller budget, accessories are the easy way to update your outfits without completely changing your wardrobe. Even adding a few new jewellery pieces into the mix can really help to refresh outfits making them feel new again.

Avoid fast fashion jewellery, which is mass-produced using cheap materials that will fall apart or turn your skin green. Instead, look for sustainable alternatives you'll be able to wear for years to come.

Affordable eco-friendly jewellery does exist! So you won't have to compromise on quality or price when it comes to shopping for wardrobe accessories. To refresh your wardrobe, try adding fun spring jewellery to your outfits. Enamel charms layered with minimal chains look fantastic and can be worn all year–not just in spring!

Get 15% off spring jewellery using my link.

Buy Spring Wardrobe Basics

What's in our wardrobe doesn't always cut it. If you've noticed something is missing or needs replacing, it might be time to make some purchases. Whenever buying something new, shop with intention. Invest in wardrobe basics and classic pieces that aren't season-specific or trend-led. It'll be easier to wear them all year, not just for spring.

Try thrifting before buying new. Even if you can't shop in person at thrift stores or charity shops; there are so many online marketplaces and reselling apps, thrifting is always an option when you want to buy something.

Ethical fashion brands tend to have higher prices so if shopping with them is out of your budget, another way to buy new spring wardrobe basics is to shop the sales. Many brands–including the sustainable ones!–have seasonal sales. So you'll be able to grab a bargain while shopping sustainably.

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