The Art of Closet Swapping

Does your morning start with an I have absolutely nothing to wear! moment, but your closet is bursting at the seams? (and that shirt you’ve never worn has the price tag still on it). It’s time for a closet-swap. 

Old ” and in some cases, new ” clothes shouldn’t die. They should find new life with a proud new owner. We all have items in our closet that we’ll never use again. Maybe you refuse to throw them away because they still hold value. Or maybe you lost the receipt, it didn’t fit the way you thought, or it was a gift. How can go about buying new outfits in this mess? Call up a couple girlfriends and go shopping in each other’s personal inventory!

It saves you money

A good pair of shades here, a sexy new pair of sandals here, and before you know it you’re up to your eyebrows in receipts and price tags. Closet-swapping is the perfect way to get a new outfit without the price tag. You know it looks great, you’ve seen it on your friend, and you know what to pair it with. No one will be any the wiser.

There’s no return policy

The worst purchases are the ones that are so funky and different that you decide to take the risk. You pull out the major credit card and swipe it feeling chic and cool. Of course, you chicken out of wearing the fabulous new piece every time you pull it out of your closet. Eventually you guiltily tuck it in the back so your wallet doesn’t cringe every time you see it hanging there unworn. The great thing about closet-swapping is you can experiment with outfits sans buyer’s remorse. You don’t end up wearing it? Just give it back to your friend and try out another option.

Clothes get their full use out of them

You know that you friend has plenty of fabulous outfits just dying to make an outing this spring, but she’s moved on to bigger and better things. Secretly, she’s probably thinking the same thing about you! Closet-swapping is a great way to make sure clothes live a full life instead of collecting dust bunnies. Your friend can rock that jumper you loved last year, and you can steal those trousers you were eyeing down on her a couple months ago. Everyone wins!

A story behind your threads

Clothing from a swap carries a special significance. Whether it used to belong to their mother, was bought at a vintage store or was worn on a memorable date, there’s always a great story behind an outfit. It’s nice to know where your clothes are. And it’s nice to know where they came from.

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