It’s that time of year again; time to sweep out the closets and make room for all of your cute summertime gear. Because, hey, there’s no better way to procrastinate than cleaning. Maybe other than reading Her Campus. Here’s a list of things to toss, pack away, and buy anew:
Toss Rubber Flip Flops - First of all, if people use them as shower shoes, you probably shouldn’t be wearing them out in public. But if you must wear these “sandals,” and I’m using that term loosely here, then at least invest in a new pair seasonally. They get visibly yucky after heavy usage. Old Navy sells them 2 for $5, so drop some cash, and drop that old pair in the trash.
Pack Away Sweaters - Yeah, they’re warm and keep you cozy on cold spring mornings. But in about two hours you’ll be burning up and wishing you had sucked up the cold during your morning walk. Don’t be tempted. Get them out of your closet. Try a cardigan or a light jacket instead. You’ll be glad you did.
Toss and Buy White camisoles - After a year’s worth of wear and tear, these handy camis need to be retired. They’re great for layering, wearing under tank tops for comfort, or all by themselves with a skirt. Don’t show everyone a year’s worth of stains. It’s time to refresh. Old Navy, GAP, and Forever 21 usually put their camis on sale this time of year, so be on the lookout.
Pack Away Any pants but jeans - Corduroys, khakis, jeggings? What’s the point of taking up excess space? On any given day, you should be taking advantage of the freakishly warm weather and wear the dresses, skirts, and shorts that haven’t seen the light of day in months. On a cool day, you’ll have a handy pair of jeans to keep your legs covered and warm.
Toss Any dress/skirt that’s too short - You can’t lose the height you’ve gained in the last few years. When a light wind blows, there’s nothing worse than trying to pull your hem down while balancing your coffee, books, and backpack all at the same time. If it’s still beautiful and in good condition, swap with a friend who has something else to offer.