Most of us feel the need to keep ourselves updated with the latest fashion trends. Sometimes, when we look into our closets, we are left wondering why we purchased some clothes in the first place. If you feel that you need your closet updated with new clothes, without having to spend anything, then there is a way to do that. You can now try swapping your clothes online.
The first thing that you need to do, is sort out the outfits you feel you won’t likely be using any longer. Get rid of dresses that do not fit you anymore. Clear out the space in your closet, so that you can accommodate new outfits.
Before clearing each item, ask yourself if you have worn it in the last few months. Get rid of the dress only if your answer is no. Make sure that the clothes are washed properly and pressed. Also, ensure that there are no missing buttons, if the zip works fine, etc. No one obviously wants a dress with missing buttons. You can swap your clothes in two ways. You can either swap online, or organize a swapping party yourself.
Take a picture of your clothes and post it on a couple of clothing swap websites. Provide all the possible information about your clothes. If the dress still fits you, you can include pictures of you wearing it. In addition to this, you could provide information regarding what to swap for it. Name your posted item relevantly, so that people can look it up easily.
It is usually conducted at the end of the season. The guests need to bring their swapping items to the party. Your clothing would be awarded credits according to its value, and you can use these credits to get outfits from other swappers. Take time to browse through as many outfits as possible. Look for pieces that flatter your figure and skin tone. Don’t limit your swaps to clothing, accessories and shoes. In some parties, you can also bring unopened cosmetics, books and accessories to trade.
You can also host a swapping party in your backyard. You can invite as many people as you want. Decide on how many clothes each person has to bring so that you will not have a pile of unwanted clothes at the end. Fix few mirrors, so that the guests can try out whatever they want to swap with. Have guests pre-sort their own items either by size or category. You could also arrange a charity to come and pick up all the unclaimed items later on.
Don’t just swap your stuff for jean and turtle necks. Try on different types of outfits. You could also go for bold looks too. Once you have swapped all of your unwanted clothes, you would have a whole new wardrobe. If you are bored with your outfits after a few months, you can swap them again. This is a great way to save money and look stunning anytime of the year.