Spring is a time of rebirth and revitalization, providing an ideal opportunity to refresh your wardrobe. And even though it may not feel like it now, warmer temperatures and longer days are on the horizon, and before you know it, it’ll be time to stow away your bulky winter attire and embrace the fresh, vibrant styles of spring.
Let’s Get Started!
1. Clear out your closet
Number one, BEFORE you start adding any new pieces to your wardrobe, take some time to clear out your closet. Go through your clothes and donate or sell anything that you haven’t worn in the past year. This will give you more space to add new pieces and ensure that you’re only keeping clothes that you actually wear.
Not sure where to begin?
*** My step-by-step closet clean-out guide is listed at the bottom of today’s post ***
2. Identify key pieces & make a list
Think about the key pieces that you’ll need for the spring season. This could include lightweight jackets, flowy dresses, and comfortable sandals. Identify the gaps in your wardrobe and MAKE A LIST of the items that you need to purchase.
3. Experiment with color
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with color. Add some bright hues to your wardrobe to reflect the sunny days ahead. Pastel colors like powder blue, lilac, and butter yellow are popular choices for spring but don’t be afraid to mix it up with bold shades like kelly green, cobalt, or magenta.
4. Embrace florals
Florals are always a staple of spring fashion, so embrace this trend and add some floral pieces to your wardrobe. From dresses to blouses to accessories, there are plenty of ways to incorporate florals into your look.
5. Layer up
Spring weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to have some layering pieces in your wardrobe. Lightweight jackets, cardigans, and scarves can help you stay comfortable as the temperature fluctuates. Stay warm by adding cozy scarves – in spring colors.
6. Invest in versatile pieces
When you’re adding new pieces to your wardrobe, look for items that can be worn in multiple ways. A versatile dress, for example, can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
7. Don’t forget about accessories
Accessories can make a big impact on your overall look, so don’t forget to add some new pieces to your collection. Sunglasses, hats, and statement jewelry can all help you stand out this spring.
From the Archives: The ASB Step-by-Step Closet Clean-Out Guide
Preparing your wardrobe for a new season can be a fun and exciting process. Use these tips and ideas to help you get started, don’t be afraid to try new styles and trends, and join us in April when we will discuss what trends we are each excited about this Spring Season, and how we plan to incorporate the ones we love, into our existing wardrobes.
1. Make Room
Make sure you have a few garbage bags on hand and begin by removing EVERYTHING from your closet. You want to start with a blank canvas.
2. Assess Every Garment
As you review each article, ask yourself the following questions:
- Have I worn it in a year?
- Is it time to replace it?
- Would I buy this piece today?
- Unsure? Try the garment on. If a piece no longer fits, has holes, or is no longer your style, consider letting go.
3. Sort Everything Into 6 Piles
Consider replacing all of your hangers with black felt hangers, or at least, hangers of the same type.
Once all your garments are back in the closet, consider grouping similar garments together; i.e.: skirts, pants, and dresses. Colorizing your garments within their related categories will allow you to locate them much more easily. I find (THESE) clothing rack dividers from Amazon to be super helpful for organizing my closet by category as well as for weekly outfit planning.
5. Accessories, Handbags, and Shoes
Organize or hang accessories, handbags, and shoes front and center. I have found (THESE) clear shelf dividers from Amazon to be helpful for organizing handbags, sweaters, jeans, or tees.
Conserve valuable space by storing off-season accessories, handbags, and shoes in storage bins to bring around when the season turns.
A Helpful Final Tip:
Turn all of your hangers backward. When you remove something off the hanger to wear, turn the hanger around. After six months, you will see which clothes you don’t wear because the hanger will still face backward. At that point, determine if you wish to keep the unworn items or donate/resell them.