We have been blessed here in California, with some gorgeous weather the past few days! Truth be told, I was caught totally off guard, as the week prior was still wet and cold. With a closet full of cozy sweaters, denim, coats and long sleeves staring back at me, this past Friday I was forced to drag down my spring/summer items from storage and perform a quick closet switch out. I love bringing my off season items out of storage, it's the thrill of a shopping spree, without having to spend a dime - as everything looks new again. Well, not everything. Some items clearly needed to be purged, so they were dealt with accordingly - but for the keepers, this was an opportunity to remix old pieces, and bring them back to life in a new way.
I love bringing my off season items out of storage. It's the thrill of a shopping spree, without having to spend a dime - as everything looks new again.
My mom gave me this Weston Wear (Anthropologie) skirt, once she was tired of wearing it as a dress. So is it a dress or skirt? I'm not really sure. She's 5'2", I'm 5'7" - today it's a skirt.
This blue leather jacket (also Anthropologie) has been in my closet for years, yet I never wear it. I'll admit, it's been on its way to the resale shop a couple of times, yet right before dropping it off, I rescue it. I loved how it came together with this dark grey ribbed tank from TopShop (an ASB Fave, HERE for $4.00-$10.00!)) - the dark pieces ground the print of the skirt.
The cropped styling of the jacket, adds some waist definition, to an otherwise pretty shapeless look.
Same goes for these Kork-Ease clogs - another favorite, but a sleeper in my closet. The 4" heel was the perfect compliment to this long skirt/dress, which otherwise would have been dragging on the floor.
And let's not forget the accessories!
Jenny Bird "Talitha" Bracelet (HERE) | Slate Hoop Earrings | Turquoise Leather Tassel Long Pendant Necklace (Boutique) | Tory Burch Aviators (Nordstrom) | Isabella Fiore Bag (Nordstrom - older style)
Why Reset Your Closet for a New Season
I always recommend pulling all your clothing out of the closet (every piece!), to reset for a new season. By pulling everything out, I am forced to look at pieces with a fresh eye - remixing what is old and making things feel new again.
Need Help Getting Started?
For my step-by-step guide to purging your closet, and resetting it new, pop on over to these AskSuzanneBell Archived Posts:
2017 CLOSET GOALS: LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST SELF EVERYDAY! And begin the path to discovering your own personal style.
Are you a minimalist who would love, less more workable pieces? Perhaps a Capsule Wardrobe is for you. Read about how I created a Capsule Wardrobe last summer:
And the results from my 30/30 challenge, where I wore the same 30 pieces, for 30 days last June:
How do you prepare your closet for a new season?
How do you re-mix what you have, in order to get the most out of your pieces?
Do you switch out your closet for cold months, and again for warm months?
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