This time of year you are likely beginning to revamp and refresh your wardrobe to get it ready for warmer weather. This may include organizing, getting rid of unwanted clothing, or even purchasing new on-trend items for Spring. I wanted to share some of the things I do to organize and refresh my closet for the upcoming season. My hope is that it will get you out of the denial phase of “I still need this” and make you realize what you truly use and what you should probably toss out this season.
First things first, pack away all of those fall boots. They take up so much closet space and they’re guaranteed to not be needed for the warmer season. I use these boot boxes and store all of them at the top of my closet until they’re ready to breakout again next Fall. I love them because it helps the boots keep their shape, so that they won’t get damaged or dirty in the “off-season.”
I don’t know about y’all, but one thing that constantly accumulates in my closet are jeans. I generally know the 1 or 2 pairs that are my favorite, but other than that I can’t score the jeans as far as I can throw them on a favorites scale. Jeans are one of the items where the trends change seasonally. I recommend you try on every pair of jeans and determine if they’re worth keeping and still the style you want to wear. If not, I recommend tossing them as the next jean trend is right around the corner and they’ll probably be outdated soon anyways.
Another tip/trick I wanted to share with you is actually completed throughout the year. After I wear some thing out of my closet, I make sure to hang it to the right of the rest of the items in my closet. At the end of the season. I evaluate that rack and anything on the left side of the closet I consider giving away because that means I probably didn’t wear it much that season. This is my convenient tracking system to understand what I’m using in my closet and what needs to be donated or given away. It is much easier than going through every single individual item and evaluating whether I want to keep it. This generally leads to me keeping far more than I’d like and defeats the purpose of a closet clean out.
Now comes the fun part. Considering what to invest in for the upcoming season to revamp your current closet. I recommend taking a look at the items that are on-trend for that season. This year that appears to be bell sleeves and boho styles, romantic/feminine fashion such as the floral dress I am wearing in this post, and simple basics such as white t-shirts with added layers or bodysuits and high waist shorts for going out. I love visiting the Nordstrom trend page which shows me all the current styles that are “in” so I know what is worth investing it. I recommend you purchase a couple classic staples that you know will last you a couple of years, as well as a few affordable on-trend items that you’ll once again be getting rid of at the end of the season, but at least you didn’t spend a lot of money on them and you get your use out of them.
Last but not least, I always purchase 1-2 new purses for the season that I know are versatile and will go with most of the items in my closet. This basketweave purse was one of those purchases this year. It is white and neutral but also on trend with the basket-style purse everyone is wearing. I know I’ll get a tonnnn of use out of this one, even if it is only for one season.
Phew, that was a lot, but hopefully that provides you with some tips and tricks to get your wardrobe ready for Spring. I always have a hard time getting rid of stuff but these convenient tracking systems are a no-denial method that tells you what you should (or shouldn’t) get rid of this season!