I’m so excited for spring. Not only does it mean warmer weather and a little more sunshine, it means fresh flowers, spring lambs and plenty of fun fashion. I also like to do a big clean in the spring. I like to refresh my home, move everything around, sort through my wardrobe and welcome the new season with a bright mind.
When I think spring, I think florals. And I know that’s not the most original thought but I like florals and I think if there’s one time of year you should bust them out more than ever, it’s in spring. It’s the season of flowers!
I have already started digging out for my midi dresses and flowy tops for the moment the temperature reaches those double figures and then there’s no stopping me. I don’t have to stay curled up at home, and I can get outside without wearing more than six layers.
While I stay warm inside, I may as well take advantage of the extra time and actually sort through my collection of clothes. My taste in fashion has changed over the years, and there are some things I just don’t wear anymore. There’s no point leaving them to hang there, when there is a charity shop or person in need on every corner.
I have a lot of clothing I have made myself, which I’m also saving to showcase on the blog and on Instagram. And of course, there are some items which could be 10 or 15 years old and I’m still not letting them go. If they fit, why not, right? I’m trying to live a more sustainable life, and buying new clothes every year isn’t helping the planet.
The thing with the older clothing in particular, is that they can get a little worn and the odour they give off isn’t great. They just kind of smell old. I hate the idea of drowning clothes in whatever deodorant I can get my hands on, so I found something that works ten times better.
Say hello to Day2. Also known as the world’s first dry wash spray – basically dry shampoo for clothes. There are a lot of clothes in my wardrobe that need a reset button (not just the older stuff), and rather than wash them again and waste a ridiculous amount of water, Day2 is made with only 0.02% of the water in a normal laundry load. That means using it will protect the planet and make a positive change, while making my life a little bit easier. I’m a lazy person, so you can see why I’m so enthusiastic about this.
I know what you’re thinking. How much is it? Well, one bottle of Day2 is only £7.50 – much cheaper than using a washing machine for just one outfit. You can buy a bottle for your delicates, your denim, or the original pieces in your wardrobe to take a piece of clothing from just-worn to just-washed.
Sometimes I have days where I want to repeat an outfit. Mainly because not enough people have seen me in it (so it doesn’t class as worn) and I can’t be bothered to pick out another one the next day. So I got to put Day2 to the test. I like the idea of wearing something, and not immediately throwing it in the wash if it’s not stinky. It just feels like a waste! So this midi dress, which I recently bought was worn once this week, and I managed to get through the day without dropping stains on it – what a win.
I wouldn’t say it’s dirty enough to go in the wash, so I tried out Day2 to see if it could freshen up my dress. Firstly, the scent is absolutely gorgeous. I’m one of those humans who likes to smell fabric softener before I buy it to see which is the best one, and this original bottle of Day2 smells just as good. Secondly, the bottles are really easy to use and light, especially the travel size. It’s just a continuous spray of mist, so you don’t have to wait for anything to dry – you just go.
Day2 is big on sustainability which we like very much, and the bottles can be returned and reused for free. That’s something that really impressed me. When I heard about the brand, I expected the bottles to be aerosols that you just throw away after, but this is a business that cares about our water footprint and recycling. I’m here for it.
Denim and cotton tend to be two fabrics that hold on to scent. If they’ve been kept in the back of a cold wardrobe for six months (like mine), sometimes they smell a little…off. Denim in particular gets very stiff and cotton is a nightmare to iron. Rather than chuck them in the laundry basket, I can give them a quick spritz of Day2 and they’re garden-fresh, soft and crease-free.
I got to wear my midi dress twice in one week and saved on a load of washing just using Day2 for a week. As I welcome the new season, I’m excited to whip out some of my old summer clothes and revive them with Day2. I have to restrain myself from using it on clothes that are already fresh, just because I like the smell and going around spraying everything I own.
It’s fun to play around with fashion in spring, and when I’m photographing outfit for the blog, they don’t immediately have to go into the washing basket if I only got to wear them for a couple of hours. It’s quite a handy thing to have.
As I strive to be more of a conscious shopper, I’m glad there are brands out there that make simple living a little bit easier. Cutting down on waste is a huge goal of mine, and getting my clothes to live as long as possible while using less water to wash them is a great step.
You can purchase a bottle from Day2’s site, or by clicking below!