Spring-Summer Wardrobe Switchover
Many of us go through the biannual ritual of switching out our closets to help keep the contents of our wardrobe weather appropriate. Another perk of doing this twice yearly closet swap is the chance to ensure your wardrobe reflects the you of today, instead of the version of you from yesteryear. Look at your closet switchover as an opportunity to audit every piece of clothing you own, cleaning out those items you no longer wear but are taking up precious real estate in your closet. In turn, this will help you to free up space for pieces you’ll love to wear. Here are some key things to keep in mind when making the closet switchover.
Sort Essentials from Seasonal Statement Pieces
Oftentimes, the seasonal wardrobe switchover is a daunting task (this is in addition to the fact that this past year, a closet switchover has not exactly been a priority!) Here are a couple of tips to make this task a little less overwhelming for you. First, determine which items you can keep that will act as season-less styles and can be your core wardrobe essentials. These are your basic layering pieces which you can wear as stand alone styles or as a base for layering.
Some basics which can be worn year round in season-less fabrication:
Button Down Blouses
In addition to basics, you’ll probably notice that there are essential pieces that act as the basis of your personal style. There are the key items that you wear every season, whether it is that perfect white button down shirt or that bias slip dress that molds perfectly around your body. Whatever your key essentials are, don’t mistake these for your seasonal statement pieces. Seasonal statement pieces may include your favorite poncho scarf or a well tailored jacket that adds personality to your look. These are the finishing pieces that clearly punctuate your outfit and make it stand out, but are only worn during a specific time of year.
Be Realistic About What You Wear
Nothing is as overwhelming as trying to sort through a closet full of outdated or ill-fitting clothes. Many of us become guilty of holding onto clothes that we no longer wear, for a few major reasons.
The first major reason is buying into trends. At one point or another we have all fallen victim to buying the latest trendy item, only to discover that it has either: 1. Quickly become outdated or 2. Started falling apart due to cheap materials or poor con