How To Prep Your Wardrobe For Spring In Winter
As we approach the end of one season, it’s time to start thinking about prepping our wardrobe for the season ahead. And breaking out your card and shopping is not your first step. Surprisingly, you can head into the new season with an entirely “new” wardrobe, with the clothes you already have.
Yes, you heard correctly -- with the clothes you already have.
And here’s how it’s done...
Transitioning Your Wardrobe
While it’s easy to think you need to pack away all things winter, that’s almost a no-brainer. It's a new season, so everything you invested in for winter needs to be packed away until next winter.
Right? Nope. And this is where so many make a mistake.
A majority of the clothes and shoes you invested in for winter, you can transition them into spring.
Looking good doesn’t start with a swipe of your card. If you have a closet full of clothes, then you have more than enough options to feel stylish.
Of course, there will be some items that don’t cut it like your puffer coats or that faux fur or fleece vest. But most pieces will.
And even if you live in California, Florida, or those states that are reasonably warm year-round, you can still get away with wearing winter clothes and put together an outfit that is more spring-appropriate.
Step one, think about your favorite pieces you purchased throughout winter that you would still love to get more wear out of and keep them front and center in your closet.
Break Out Your Spring Clothes From Last Year
New year, same season. So why does that have to mean new year, new spring wardrobe?
When you’re spending money on clothes you love, you should want to continue to wear the same pieces, but style them differently. There is always a way to make something old feel new again, without spending money.
The second step, unpack your spring clothes, shoes and accessories that you bought last spring.
Creating New Spring Outfits
Now that you know which winter pieces you want to carry into the new season and are bringing out your spring clothes, now it’s time to give your wardrobe a little refresher!
The third step, mixing and matching your winter and spring pieces to create new outfits for the season.
My first spring eBook, Spring Wardrobe Essentials teaches you how to shop less and maximize your wardrobe options. It breaks down what winter pieces to transition into spring, what spring pieces to mix in and how to combine the two to create a season of spring outfits.
Like, your favorite booties you bought during winter, here they are styled for spring:
Or, your sweaters, updated for the spring weather:
How To Shop Now
An end of one season also means a ton of online sales! And I wouldn’t be a true friend, to say not to take advantage of these sales because you should. And here’s why: (1) You can wear these winter pieces now and carry them into spring and (2) It gives you a headstart on your winter wardrobe for next year.
It’s a win-win situation.
While you should shop with caution, if there is an item you see on sale that you love and your wardrobe needs, get it. It’s better to get on sale now then pay full price later.
And knowing that you can wear these clothes now also in spring, will make the purchase feel even better.
If you follow these steps, not only will you find yourself saving a lot of money, it will also allow you to invest in pieces that you know your wardrobe could use.
So, if you have a closet full of clothes, start there first. You’ll be surprised at the different outfits you’ll be able to put together without doing a ton of shopping. And it’ll feel like you did invest in a new wardrobe.