A FRESH START
Spring is a time to clear out and start fresh. The act if spring cleaning is a common practice in the organisation and cleanliness in many areas of our homes but what about our wardrobes? A thorough sort through with an "out with the old, in with the new" approach can do wonders for your sense of self achievement, wardrobe style and versatility and can greatly affect the productivity of your daily routine.
With clear and careful consideration, you can ensure that your spring wardrobe is full of quality pieces that you know you will wear with a little room to invite some fresh new arrivals to your world. Here you will find a few tips to get you started and a look at Jipsi Cartel's gorgeous new arrivals to inspire and revitalise your wardrobe.
Above: Fresh spring vibes with the Wildflower Play Dress in Green Floral by Iris Maxi || Photography by Fiona Peters
Where to start?
The most effective way to sort your wardrobe is to get everything out and adopt the "keep, donate or discard" sorting approach. However, this is easier said than done and we can quickly get lost in a sea of fabric and a cluttered mind. The key to a successful clean out is clear thinking and honesty.
Be brutally honest!
Does it fit? Have you worn it in the last year? Will you ever wear it again? Is it damaged? Does is suit your shape? Does it make you feel good?
You will also need to set aside the time. Turn up the music, clean the surfaces before returning the clothes to their places and make concise decisions about what you will wear and what brings you joy.
What to keep?
Of course, your wardrobe choices will depend on your work and lifestyle but an organised and practical wardrobe requires some must-have pieces. By mindfully selecting favourite garments, quality pieces and versatile options, you will have prioritised the items that are sure to be on high rotation in your wardrobe.
Beautiful basics that you reach for time and time again are a must-have in any wardrobe. Think basic tees and shirts, light to mid weight knits, perfect fit jeans or favourite linen pants. Perhaps a little black dress or black blazer are your go-to and let's not forget trusty denim or leather jackets. These will be the core pieces in your wardrobe and often the building blocks for outfit options.
Above clockwise from top left: Kristin wears Sacha Stripe Top in Nude by Little Lies, Sacha Top in Green & Linen Luxe Shorts in White by Little Lies, Sachi Shirt in Green by Label of Love and Tahlia Tee in White by Foxwood paired with Fred Pants in Brown by Little Lies
RELAXED & RELIABLE FITS
There is a notable prominence of relaxed yet perfectly fitting garments in quality fabrications in the fashion world right now. These item are both on trend and classic staples that are worth investing in. With the myriad of luxurious linen clothing, wide leg pants and crisp button through shirts on offer today, it has never been easier to have incredibly flattering silhouettes as part of your go-to wardrobe. When sorting out or buying new, be mindful of cuts and fabrics that best suit your shape and prioritise longevity.
Above: Kristin wears Jolie Top in Natural by Little Lies & Jipsi Pants in White by Jipsi Cartel, Boyfriend Shirt in Black by Little Lies & Leopard Wide Leg Pants by Label of Love and Sofie Stripe Shirt by Little Lies paired with Scarlett Pants in Khaki by Iris Maxi
Every day pieces can make a statement! Be sure to be true to your personality when making wardrobe selections. We all need those pieces in our life that bring us joy and brighten our day. It may be a gorgeous colour pop, a bold print or the intricate detail of lace, for example, that breathes life into your wardrobe. Jipsi Cartel's latest Boom Shankar drop is the epitome of statement making day wear, where breathable cotton and relaxed designs meet unique prints, colour and fun.
Above: Boom Shankar's gorgeous Guru Pants and Olena Dress in Pink Boomeka and Aurelia Top.
Above: Stunning New Arrivals from Boom Shankar including tops, dresses, pants and skirts in 100% Cotton.
Ah, the dress. Maximum style with minimal effort. The ultimate one piece "throw-on-and-go" outift. Whether it be a shorter length play dress for the beach or bar, a dreamy bohemian maxi or a swoon worthy dinner dress, every woman should own a dress (or two, or three, or four...) that effortlessly falls over their figure and makes them feel confident and comfortable.
Flattering dresses that exude femininity are undoubtedly Jipsi Cartel's specialty and our latest drop features a beautiful collection of dresses, perfect for all your spring and summer soirées.
Above: Kristin wears Goa Maxi Dress in Orchid and Lolita Midi Dress in Cherry Blossom by Jipsi Cartel and Shelley Dress in Oatmeal by Iris Maxi
Above clockwise from top: Boho Kimono Maxi Dress in Santorini by Dreamcatcher, Gypset Play Dress in Coral Crush by Dreamcatcher and Leopard Maxi Dress by Label of Love
Above: Kristin wears Gypset Maxi Dress in Coral Crush by Dreamcatcher, Shona Maxi Dress in Jade Green by Iris Maxi and Mirabelle Dress in Sugar Plum by Salty Bright