The Fashion Swap Shop is happening next week, Tuesday 8th December from Noon-11pm. Making this the perfect time to be going through your wardrobes and sorting out what you can take with you and hopefully re-vamp your wardrobe without having to spend a penny. Swapping clothes either with friends or at an organised event such as this is great way to add some life back into your wardrobe when you are on a budget.
Where do you begin when sorting out your wardrobe? What can you swap? Here is the bees advice to help you make the most of swapping fashion.
These are the questions you need to ask yourself when having a wardrobe clear out about each item. If you answer no to more than two then it’s time to swap that piece from your wardrobe.
- Have you worn this item in the past year?
- Does it still fit you?
- Did you receive a compliment in this item?
- Is it a staple piece?
- Do you still like the colour?
- Is it in good condition?
- Is it made by a designer you love?
- Could you see you wearing it at a costume party?
- Do you already own something similar?
- Does it equate to happy memories?
If you answer NO to more than 2 of these questions then it is time to swap it! Even if it needs small repairs it is still worth a some one who is swapping it with you might be a dab hand with a sewing machine.
If you do not have the time to attend an event like this then maybe swap with a friend or donate to charity.