Transitioning from Winter to Spring: Easy Ways to Refresh Your Closet
Spring is just around the corner, and that means a wardrobe change is on the horizon. Depending on the amount of clothes you have and whether you wear them all year round or only at certain times of the year, the change of wardrobe can last a short time or become a full day of hard work.
First of all, take it easy, put on some music to help you enjoy the process and get down to work. The change of wardrobe is a detox experience that I recommend doing it twice a year, one at the beginning of spring-summer and the other at the beginning of autumn-winter. It's the perfect time to look at the clothes you have in your wardrobe and declutter those items you haven't worn during the season.
HOW DO YOU TRANSITION A WARDROBE FROM WINTER TO SPRING - DECLUTTER YOUR WARDROBE
Decluttering your winter wardrobe can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be a rewarding experience. Here are some steps you can take to make your winter wardrobe decluttering process more manageable:
Set aside time for decluttering: Choose a day or a weekend when you have enough time to go through your entire winter wardrobe. Plan to devote several hours to the task, depending on the size of your wardrobe.
Take everything out of your closet: Start by taking all of your winter clothes out of your wardrobe. I recommend you do it by categories like trousers, jumpers, shirts, etc, so you can avoid creating a big mess in the room. This will give you a better idea of what you have and make it easier to sort through everything.
Sort items into three categories: Create three piles: keep, donate/sell, and throw away. As you go through each item in your winter wardrobe, ask yourself if you've worn it in the past year, if it still fits well, and if you still like it. If the answer is no, put it in the donate/sell or throw away pile. On the contrary, if you use it, still in good condition, keep it to use it next year.
Consider the condition of each item: Be honest with yourself about the condition of each item. If something is damaged or worn out beyond repair, it's time to let it go. Likewise, if an item is stained or torn, it's probably not worth keeping. During these years, I heard many of my clients say, "I just keep to wear it at home" I recommend not to do it because, in the end, you will keep up wearing that item for multiple propose and you will finish with more clothes to be at home than to go to the street.
Be mindful of sentimental items: If you have items in your wardrobe that hold sentimental value, like a sweater that was gifted to you by a loved one, consider keeping it even if you haven't worn it in a while. However, keep it out of your main wardrobe and storage somewhere else, so you do not have an item that you don't use mixed with your main clothes.
Organize what you're keeping: Once you've decided what to keep, organize your wardrobe in a way that makes sense to you. There will be garments you cannot wear in between seasons, so you can remove them and leave only those you can wear at any time of the year, such as shirts or thin jumpers. This will make it easier to find what you're looking for and help you see what you have.
Storage: For those clothes that you can't wear during the warmer season, such as thick jumpers, scarves, gloves or very warm clothes, I recommend washing and storing them in vacuum bags. These can be stored in boxes under the bed or in another wardrobe dedicated to this type of storage. This way, you can keep track of all your clothes, but they won't take up space in your main wardrobe.
By following these steps, you can successfully declutter your winter wardrobe and make room for spring clothes. Remember to be honest with yourself, and don't hold onto things you don't need or don't wear.
HOW CAN YOU REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE WITHOUT BUYING ANYTHING NEW
Fashion trends come and go, and sometimes it's tempting to splurge on the latest styles. But constantly buying new clothes can be expensive, wasteful, and not great for the environment. The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to refresh your wardrobe. With a little creativity and some inspiration, you can breathe new life into your old clothes and make them feel new again. I will show you some tips and tricks for refreshing your wardrobe without buying anything new. Whether you're looking to update your style or make the most of what you already have, these tips will help you get started.
Layering is key: Spring weather can be unpredictable, with chilly mornings and warm afternoons. Layering allows you to easily adjust your outfit to the changing temperature. Start with a lightweight top, add a thin jumper and finally, add a blazer or light jacket for warmth. As the day heats up, you can shed the outer layers and still look stylish.
Switch up your fabrics: Winter fabrics like wool and cashmere can feel heavy in the spring. Swap them out for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk. Not only will they feel more comfortable, but they'll also give your outfits a fresh, breezy feel.
Play with colour: Spring is the perfect time to experiment with brighter colours and prints. Swap out your dark winter wardrobe for bright, pastels, florals, and bold patterns. Not only will it give you a fresh new look, but it'll also help you stand out from the crowd.
Don't forget about footwear: As the weather warms up, it's time to ditch the heavy boots and opt for lighter footwear like sneakers, sandals, and loafers. Not only will they keep your feet comfortable in the warmer weather, but they'll also add a stylish touch to your outfit. But if you are one of those who don't want to give up boots until the summer, you can keep wearing them with light dresses.
Mix and match: You don't need to completely overhaul your wardrobe to transition from winter to spring. Mix and match your winter pieces with lighter, spring-appropriate items to create a new look. For example, pair a cosy sweater with a flowy skirt, or wear a winter coat over a spring dress.
By following these tips, you can easily transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, but if this transition from winter to summer is difficult for you and you need me to give you a hand, I'll be happy to help. Remember to have fun with it and experiment with new looks – after all, fashion is all about expressing yourself!