WARDROBE MAKEOVER: Wardrobe therapist Margaret Adam shares her tips for revamping your wardrobe for a New Year’s resolution.
WARDROBE MAKEOVER: Wardrobe therapist Margaret Adam shares her tips for revamping your wardrobe for a New Year’s resolution. Bev Lacey

How to clean your closet for boxing day

WHEN you hit the Boxing Day sales today, keep in mind some advice from Wardrobe Therapy specialist Margaret Adam.

"When going out there, know what you're looking for," she said.

"Don't just look for a good price, or buy it because your friend says that you should.

"Take note of your own first impression when you're in front of the mirror at the sales in the fitting room."

Mrs Adam works with women, and men, around Toowoomba revamping their wardrobes and suggested cleaning out the closet as a New Year's resolution.

She said by diving into the back corner of the cupboard, you could stumble across long-lost but much-loved items.

But don't throw things out just because they don't fit properly.

"Clothes can be taken in, and in my sewing school, I teach how to alter clothes," she said.

"You might just find that white pair of pants or the orange t-shirt that you love, but it's the wrong length for you."

And when it came to turfing out those items that just don't appeal any more, Mrs Adam said divide them into piles.

"I start with a nice tidy pile next to the door, and it only goes there if you're sure," she said.

"Then there's the halfway pile which you try on and you either take it off and it goes to Lifeline, or if you like it, it stays."

Mrs Adam said women could learn some wardrobe habits from men in terms of the number of clothes they owned.

"Men wear the same things and buy the same things," she said.

"We need fewer clothes, not more, but we need the right clothes."

Wardrobe revamp tips

  • Remember your first impressions in the mirror when trying on clothes
  • Clothes can be altered if they no longer fit perfectly
  • Be more like men and own fewer clothes
  • Carefully consider when a garment can be altered to feel like new
  • Be comfortable in what you wear


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