5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

It’s way too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that in order to improve your closet and start dressing better, you have to go on a crazy shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. First, you wake up one day and think I have nothing to wear, then you actually start believing it, and before you know it, you’re 15 pages deep into an online shopping rabbit hole. (Not speaking from experience here or anything…)

If that scenario sounds at all familiar, you’ll find the following closet hacks from designer Maggie Hewitt of the It girl–beloved brand Maggie Marilyn particularly useful—I know I did. I had long been a fan of Marilyn’s laid-back, playful collections, but chatting with her in person, I really began to understand how knowledgeable she is about sustainability. Curious to know more about her insider tips, I asked her to share her insights on how to make clothes last longer—without much effort or cost.

“I have learned so much from my team about caring for my clothes,” she shared. “I used to always use the dryer, as I was so time poor and always in a rush, but it’s amazing what the sun, less laundering, and only using natural products can do for the life span of your garments. It’s truly life-changing!”

Inspired yet? Keep reading to find why taking good care of your closet is just as important for the health of our planet as it is for your wallet, discover Hewitt’s top closet hacks, and shop pieces from Maggie Marilyn along the way.